In the deep valleys of the Parma Apennines there are enchanting lakes between the mountains, real jewels that reveal all the magnificence of nature and invite visitors to immerse themselves in an uncontaminated landscape. They are ready to welcome you and offer you an unforgettable experience with their stories, their colors and their timeless magic. Whether you are looking for adventure, contemplation or simply a moment of peace, let’s discover together the most beautiful lakes to visit.
The largest is the Holy Lake of Parma, an authentic spectacle for the eyes. With its 81,550 hectares of pure wonder, it will give you a breathtaking panorama at 1507 meters above sea level. Through comfortable paths or with the suggestive chairlift from Lagdei, you can discover the heritage of an ancient lake and find refreshment and overnight stay at the Mariotti Refuge.
From the enchanting Località Cancelli you can reach I Lagoni, a duo of twin lakes located at 1355 and 1329 meters above sea level. These bodies of water are part of a glacial area that also includes Lake Scuro and Lake Bicchiere. Here, time seems to stand still and nature reveals its deepest secrets in an intimate and fascinating oasis.
The Sillara lakes are two jewels at 1732 m above sea level very close to the ridge. During particularly rainy periods, the lake water level visibly increases submerging the small stony arm of earth that separates the two lakes, with the effect of creating a single basin.
At 1527 meters above sea level, set in a glacial cirque dominated by the Monte Scala massif, will be the Dark Lake Parma to amaze you with its beauty., surrounded by marsh grasses and rare species that animate the surrounding habitats. The Capanne del Lago Scuro – a laboratory of the University of Parma – are dedicated to protecting these fragile ecosystems.
The vibrant soul of the Parma Apennines is represented by Lago Verde, an authentic natural work of art located in the Cento Laghi Park, a few kilometers from the border between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. Separated from Lake Ballano by a rocky ridge, Lago Verde will give you a timeless experience in the heart of the Apennines.
In the picturesque scenery of the Cedra and Parma Valleys Regional Park, Lake Ballano will capture your attention. Sit on its banks and let its sweetness envelop you, finding an inner calm that will regenerate you completely.