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The Roman called Bracciano's lake Sabatinus Lacus. In fact, its basin is
situated on the west part of the volcano Sabatino. The lake of Bracciano is feld
by underground rivers, some of them coming from the close lake of Martignano.
Bracciano's lake has an effluent named Arrone which flows into the Tyrrhenian
Sea near Fregene. It has an area of 57 Kilometres squared with a perimeter of 33
Kilometres. For its measurements it is the second largest lake of Lazio and it's
ranked eighth place among Italian lakes. Around Bracciano's lake there are all
the typical characteristics of the mediterranean undergrowth. The thick wooded
vegetation which surrounds the lake of Bracciano is composed of rushes, willows,
alders and poplars. It is ideal habitat for many kind of animals such as kites,
ducks and sea-gulls.
The hills are rich in long-trunked trees such as evergreen oaks, chestnut-trees
and beeches. The fauna, here, is composed of foxes, hares, deer; wild boars and
so on. In the lake waters there are many pikes and eels. The beauty of nature
and landscape, the historical and cultural heritage with its archaeological and
artistic richness: these are the ingredients having made Lake Bracciano a
desired destination appreciated by tourists from different parts of the world.
Three towns have been built on the lake's shores: Bracciano, Trevignano Romano
and Anguillara Sabazia. Also the territories of Manziana, with a magnificent
view of the lake from its main square, Oriolo, Monterosi and Sutri face the
basin of the lake.
A sluice constructed by the end of the 1700's is still working perfectly after
having undergone restorations, to maintain water at a constant level. It feeds
the Acquedotto Paulo, constructed at the time of Pope Paul V in the beginning of
the 1600's in order to supply the Vatican with fresh water.
At Bracciano lake, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm
holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent,
holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.
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