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Lake Cornino is a natural body of water located in the northwestern part of Italy, in the Piedmont region. Its history dates back thousands of years and is linked to the existence of a nearby settlement that was already established in the Bronze Age. According to legend, Lake Cornino was formed from the tears of the goddess Hera, who wept over the death of her beloved son. Her tears flowed to the ground, creating a beautiful lake. Over time, people settled in the area and began to use the wealth of the lake. In ancient times, Lake Cornino was an important fishing and farming center. People raised fish and also grew grapes and olives. Numerous mills were also built in the area, using the power of the lake’s water to produce flour and other products. In the Middle Ages, Lake Cornino became an important point on the trade route between Italy and France. The first villages and towns were built in the area, and people traded in wine, salt, and oil, among other things. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Lake Cornino became a popular vacation spot for aristocrats and wealthy merchants. Luxury villas and palaces were built in the area, and the lake began to attract artists and poets who admired its beauty and picturesque landscapes. In the 20th century, Lake Cornino became a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. Hotels, guesthouses, and restaurants were built in the area, offering guests numerous attractions and recreational opportunities.

Today, Lake Cornino is still a beautiful and popular tourist destination, known for its picturesque landscape, clear water, and rich cultural heritage. Tourists are offered many opportunities for recreation, such as diving, sailing, fishing, hiking, and tasting local wines and dishes. The lake is 1.4 km long and 540 m wide, with a depth of 37 m. A flock of vultures often flies over the lake.