Starting in the 20s in the Sila were built artificial lakes that have adapted over the years perfectly to its surroundings. Born for the hydroelectric exploitation of watercourses silanes, these reservoirs have come to acquire a lot of tourist importance and environmental. Ampollino the lake is a reservoir built in 1926 to 1,271 meters above sea level, damming the river Ampollino with a dam 39 meters high. The reservoir has a capacity of 68 million m3 of water and forms the natural border between the Sila Grande, which ends on the north bank, and the Sila Piccola that starts from the southern shore, where there are the resorts of Trepidò and Villaggio Palumbo .
Nestled perfectly between the soft ridges of high mountains Scorciavuoi, Zingomarro, Gariglione And Montenegro, Lake Ampollino is the highest share of the three largest reservoirs of Sila , located at 1,271 meters. But the lush vegetation that swells its banks it soon turned into a real jewel of nature, for both summer tourism, which in the winter. Around the lake Ampollino develops a dense flora typically Sila, with high prevalence of coniferous forests, mainly spruce and pine, but it is also frequent oak. Even the local wildlife is typical of the ‘ plateau of the Sila . The beauty of the surrounding landscape has rapidly led to the development of tourism in the southern shore of Lake Ampollino, with the birth of the tourist centers Trepidò Village and Villaggio Palumbo , all with efficient lifts for skiing in winter, as well as to local accommodation and residence. Ben also present aquatic plants for summer tourism, which indeed is one of the most revenue for all the centers of Sila .
Ampollino The lake is well-stocked summer events and shows organized by local governments, which attract many tourists from various Italian regions, one of these is the Ampollino Sound Festival which takes place in August near Villaggio Palumbo . The event, founded in the early 90s, combining the colors of music, art, the fascination for social and camping in nature, today it has become a major music festival of national resonance, which attracts many artists and especially many tourists from all over Italy.
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