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Lake Corbara: photo description (in Lago di Corbara)

Lake Corbara, born through the construction of a 641-meter-high dam on the river Tiber in the 1960-ies, has from 30 to 40 meters in depth and surface area of 10-13 sq. km. It is located between the Umbrian cities of Orvieto and Todi. In 40 years of its existence, the lake has developed into a charming vacation place, now located in the natural Park "River Tiber", which is a long strip of land along the river and around the lake. Thanks to the conservation status, there are all conditions for tourism development, which does not violate the well-being of the environment.

The road around lake Corbara, leading from Orvieto to Todi, a very picturesque because and then dives into the forested gorge that stretches along the river Tiber. The name of the lake comes from the name of the small village of Corby, a member of the municipality of Orvieto, whose history begins in the 13th century.

Today, this idyllic landscape has become a favorite destination among fans of ecological tourism and active sports. Here you can go rafting or boating, to Canoeing, to explore the numerous caves and grottos or simply go fishing. The contrast between the calm waters of the lake and vertical cliffs along its shores make Corbaro the perfect place for lovers of climbing and water sports, and scantily labyrinth of caves will appeal to even the most experienced cavers. In the centre of Salviano you can rent all the necessary equipment for rowing and Canoeing.

Not far from lake Corbara located protected areas Sette Frati (Seven Brothers) and Villalba, with miles of Hiking trails and picnic areas. Sette Frati lies closer to the Tiber river and covers an area of 25 hectares at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level it offers a magnificent view over the whole valley. The local forests are home to a huge number of plants and animals, some of which are rare. For example, there are deer-muntjac endemic of this area.

Villalba also occupies the territory of 25 ha and located at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level, lies near the natural reserve of Monte Rufeno in Lazio with which it connects Hiking trails.