🇮🇹 The "Lago di Braies" lake in South Tyrol is famous for so many good reasons. That's why you gotta come early to get a glimpse of it without being run over by tourists with selfie sticks or risk being hit during a jumpstagram! We got up at 3:30am for this and spent the early morning hours at the lake. There was no sunrise, but a mysterious fog covering the mountains and we loved it.


Not a glorious time to wake up. But truly worth it!

This time of the day only gets better with a mug of coffee in your hand!

Make sure you take the path that circles the lake for other viewpoints!


The lake is located in South Tyrol and best reached by car coming from either the Italian or the Austrian side. We drove there from Lienz (Austria) and it only took us 45 minutes.


That's the time when the first photographers and joggers will be up!

Notice how the color of the water changed from dark blue to light green!

A minute later a brave guy jumped in the water for a film crew. 💦 Well let me tell you, his silence in the following video doesn't mean he didn't scream the first time he jumped in. 😁 This water sure doesn't get very warm! ❄️

Thank you for joining me at Lago di Braies!

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  • coppernotes

    This is stunning! The colour of the water alone is just beautiful 🙌🏻💚

  • maxlazzi


  • ladyvenom

    @copperline thank you so much! This place is quite magical... ✨ Unfortunately it's so easy to access (parking is two minutes away), that it's quite overrun! The early morning is a serious recommendation if you ever want to go 🙏🏼☺️

  • ladyvenom

    @maxlazzi 🙏🏼☺️

  • elisapella

    So much light at 3:30 am! 😱😍

  • ladyvenom

    @elisapella no no, we got up at 3:30am! Still had to drive 45 minutes to get there (and get dressed etc.) ☺️ we were there around 4:45am I think. 😉

  • elisapella

    Ah ok! 😅 I have never gone there. But I should!

  • Leontine

    Perfect as usual!💕

  • thelionheaded


  • ladyvenom

    @elisapella oh you should go!! It's not so far from Milan, you could make it a 2-day trip, although the whole surroundings are amazing too, so better make it a long weekend 😉👍🏼

  • ladyvenom

    @leontine thank you sooo much!! 🙏🏼☺️

  • ladyvenom

    @lionheaded 😘❤️

  • Tinalouise

    Simply stunning. Truly immersive. Thank you for sharing.

  • ladyvenom

    @Tinalouise thank you so much! I really enjoyed thinking back to this morning myself today, as it was so hot in my apartment and I needed to cool down somehow ;-)

  • ninagraceless

    Oof so pretty

  • elisapella

    @ladyvenom I know!!! I love the Dolomites but I usually go hiking in Monte Bianco because it's closer to me (and my mom lives there!)

  • ladyvenom

    @ninagraceless thank you so much, Nina! I wanted to go there for years... So happy I finally made it 😍🙏🏼

  • ladyvenom

    @elisapella oh I see, well that makes sense too! ;) next time you just grab your mom and take her to the lake ☺️

  • saradeluigi

    This is amazing!! Need to visit this beauty!! 😍😍😍

  • ladyvenom

    @saradeluigi thank you so much! This is an amazing place / can really recommend going there 👍🏼☺️

  • Lisanna71

    Che spettacolo❤️

  • pierlu__igi

    Superb in every sense 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • ladyvenom

    @Lisanna71 grazie mille! 🙏🏼☺️

  • ladyvenom

    @pierlu__igi thank you so much! It's quite a spectacular place 🙏🏼✨

  • yuanzhaoyi

    so beautiful! I like it very much

  • arturalla

    Spettacolare prima o poi ci vado

  • danielle_v_b

    Oh the lakes are so magical in the alpes and the north of Italy! I love them. Never been to lago di braies but that surely is high on my wishlist. And after seeing your stelleralbum even higher 😀🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼


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