The spectacular view of the lake has always been a cause for admiration and wonder (in fact, today, the lake is one of South Tyrol’s classical tourist destinations).
Its characteristics originate from the legend of the beautiful Ondina, a nymph who lived in its waters. The sorcerer of mount Latemar fell in love with the nymph and tried to capture her on more than one occasion. One day, on the advice of a witch, he conjured up a beautiful rainbow to attract the nymph. When Ondina emerged from the waters, she saw the sorcerer and fled, terrified. In his fury, the sorcerer seized the rainbow and breaking it into a thousand pieces, hurled it into the lake.
From that day on, the waters of lake Carezza have reflected all of the colours of the rainbow.