Lago di Poschiavo


At 962m, a few kilometres down the valley from the village of Poschiavo, this gorgeous lake was formed naturally by rock slides on both sides of the valley meeting and forming a natural dam. The lake has its own train station, Miralago, at its southern end. Hop off the train and hike around the lake in an hour or so.

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