Lake Capitello (Corsica)

By: Dino Menicucci In: Corte Corsica On: Hit: 2586

You wish to go to Corsica? Are you already there? Ah I know... A stroll to the Lake Capitello! But of course, why didn't I think of it before.

Nothing like a good walk in the Corsican mountains to know all its beauty. An exceptional fauna and flora that will delight nature lovers. Just like Lake Melo, Lake Capitello is one of the most famous lakes in Corsica, the reflection of the granite mountains on the surface of the water is simply magnificent.

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The deep blue water invites us to swim, but it is still quite cold, only the bravest swim in it. Remember that the Capitello Lake is at 1930 m above sea level, surrounded by peaks reaching 2230 m (often snowy), with a depth of 42 m and that this lake is frozen 8 months a year. It's cold in the back! But don't worry, the sun will warm you up, beautiful and majestic landscapes await you and you might even have the chance to see the golden eagle. You will have understood it, for many, it is an unforgettable and unavoidable moment, even magical for some.

The access is made by a hiking trail, very well equipped, starting from the Restonica valley (Parking of the sheepfold of Grottelle). You will pass by the Lake of Melo and then reach the Lake of Capitello. In high season, the lake receives a large number of hikers, so it is advisable to leave early and to be well equipped. If you want to know more about hiking, I invite you to read our article on the Gorges de la Restonica.

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Learn more about Lake Capitello

Lake Capitello is a tributary of the coastal river Tavignano located about ten kilometers from Corte in the upper Restonica valley (Upper Corsica). The site has been classified since 1966 and has been registered since 1978 on the list of great national sites. It is part of the nature reserve of the Monte Rotondo massif.

Type: Lake of glacial origin
Area: 5,5 ha
Altitude: 1,930 m
Depth: 42 m

Finally I wish you a good day or evening and invite you to come and discover Corte. Don't forget to visit us at 5 Place Paoli 20250 Corte. And for the most impatient lovers of Corsica, our online store offers many Corsican products made in the respect of tradition. Enjoy your visit! CorseBoutique, the best of Corsica. Thanks to all!


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