Lago di Braies, Italy
Known as the "Pearl among Dolomite lakes" - this lake is truly something one must see with their own eyes. Comparing to Lago di Sorapiss, this lake has an elegance and an atmosphere about it that is hard to compare anything to - & you don't have to hike at all to experience it! The canoe ride, which is reasonably priced, offers romance, tranquility, and remoteness. Avoid the crowds - come here as early as you can! The crowd starts to come in around 9 am.
What you're wondering:
We drove to Lago di Braies and were able to park, 5 euros for the day, in a public parking lot 5 minutes away from the lake.
Photo credit: Michael Block Photography (@mblockk)