Lago di Resia

Lake in Val Venosta (Vinschgau)

Just before the Passo di Resia and Austrian border is the deep blue Lago do Resia, a result of 1950s dam projects. The drowned Romanesque church tower in the lake here might be the region’s de rigueur roadside photo op, but is still oddly, and deeply, affecting.

Besides the view, it's a popular destination for sailing and kiteboarding in summer and ice-fishing and snowkiting in winter, and is also a gateway to the Skiparadies Reschenpass area.