The Bracciano's Lake, originally called Lake Sabatino (latin: Lacus Sabatinus), is a Lake of volcanic origin located in the North of the province of Rome. Its area of 57.5 kmĀ² makes it the eighth largest Italian lake (the third of central Italy after Lake Trasimeno and Bolsena). Its maximum depth of 164 metres, in turn, makes him the sixth Italian lake depth (the second in Central Italy after the Lake Albano).

The Lake has no islands and has a small emissary, the River Arrone, which originates on the southeast coast and empties into the Tyrrhenian Sea in Nicosia. Two kilometres to the East of the Lake is the smaller Lake Martignano, also of volcanic origin.

On the shores of the Lake are the three cities of Bracciano, on the west side, Anguillara Sabazia, on the southeast, and Trevignano Romano, on that northern. A section of the eastern shore of the lake is finally administratively part of the municipality of Rome.

The Lake of Bracciano,togheter with Martignano's Lake, is a popular tourist destination and health resort. In 1999 the area was declared a Regional Park, the Regional Park of Bracciano-Martignano

 

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