Jewels of the Alps - Italy's Great Lakes- Lake Lugano

A film by Daniela Pulverer
Documentary (52 min), ZDF/Arte, in co-production with DocLab

A coral reef complete with a marine dinosaur: that was Lake Lugano 250 million years ago – hard to imagine when strolling the oleander-lined lakeside promenade today. The legacy of those prehistoric times, however, are everywhere to be found: a primordial stalactite cave, marine fossils and limestone caverns – their stories are intimately entwined with the people who live with and from the natural environment of the lake.

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