Lago Santo (Holy Lake) lies amidst the green mountains of the Modena Apennines, and is the ideal place to escape to, getting away from the hectic pace of modern life, and go walking or foraging for mushrooms and blueberries.

With its perimeter of 1.3 km and depth of approximately 10 m, the lake and its many charms cannot fail to delight all walkers and hikers that go there.

Standing at an altitude of 1,501 metres, the lake is easily accessible both by car and on foot along the many trails present in the area, making it one of the most visited places in the Apennines.

The lake is of glacial origin and is still surrounded by many popular legends behind its name, which recount of the death of either young lovers or hunters swallowed up by the lake after the ice on its surface gave way, leading to the sanctification of its waters.

The lake freezes over during the winter, all but disappearing and leaving behind just a white expanse with no indication of any water there; the layer of ice can even reach a thickness of 50 to 60 cm or more.