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Lago delle Fate (Fairies' Lake)

Address: Val Quarazza, 28876 Macugnaga, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Macugnaga
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks

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English first
Greenbelt, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The lago delle Fate is an artificial lake on the right (orographic) side of Valle Anzasca. It is reached via a gently slopping dirt road (closed to not-permit-holders) so the short (about 1 hour) hike is really suited for families with small children (or even strollers). There are alternate trails, including one which crosses a lovely meadow and some riparian... More 

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Northern England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Lago delle Fate is a small lake near Macugnago in the Anzasca Valley. It is a beautiful area and definitely worth a visit. It is almost totally off the general tourist trail, being mostly knowledgeable Italians and German who visit. Visiting this area was a highlight of my summer last year.

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