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Lake Resia

Presumably the most famous church tower of South Tyrol projects from Lake Resia in the Val Venosta valley

Lake Resia (Reschensee) is located in the western part of South Tyrol, at Curon Venosta. Its striking landmark - a church tower rising from its waters - does not only individuate this 6.6. km long and 1 km wide lake, but is in fact symbol of the entire valley and known beyond borders. Directly at the lakeshore there are the villages of Curon and Resia as well as the hamlets of Casone and Spin. Up to the 1950s, there were three lakes in this area: Lake Resia, Lake Curon and Lake San Valentino alla Muta. When the reservoir was dammed after the construction of the dam wall (1947-1949), the locality of Curon as well as part of the village of Resia were flooded and destroyed.

The only remnant of Old Curon is the steeple, which still towers out of the waters and is nowadays a historical landmark. There are several narrations and legends around this historical happening and the steeple - it is said that sometimes you can hear the bells ring from the depths of the lake. The details of the story are told at the Upper Val Venosta Valley Museum, and the lake itself is nowadays one of the South Tyrolean film locations: The "Curon" series was shot here. In the waters of Lake Resia, various fish species like perch, pikes and rainbow trouts splash around. At the lakeshore, people enjoy walking, Nordic Walking, jogging and cycling. The deep blue Lake Resia, however, is also a mekka for kitesurfers in summer and for ice sailers and ice surfers in winter.

Altitude: 1,498 m a.s.l.
Surface: 660 hectares
Depth: max. 28 m
Category: reservoir

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