The color of the water and the fact that is one of the few lakes accessible by car, thanks to a parking lot few meters away, made this of the most instagrammable – such a bad word, I know – one in Italy.
The Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies in Italian, is located between Cortina d’Ampezzo and Bozen, in South Tyrol on the border with Austria.
There is a possibility to rent a boat and explore the lake on your own, without getting to close to the shore or the boat will fall apart. My personal advice is to take some time to hike and explore the lake by land.
On a sad historical note, in 1945 the area was the scene of the transport of concentration camp inmates to Tyrol during the final weeks of the Second World War in Europe.