The artificial Lake of Bilancino was realized in 1999 closing the river Sieve in the local area of Bilancino, in order to avoid floods and produce the hydric energy needed in Florence and Prato.
Since then it has become one of the most beloved attractions by locals and tourists in Barberino, especially during the hot summer period. In fact it is a great place where you can rest sun tanning, let kids play safely and have a good chilling bath. Along the river you will find equipped bathing establishments to eat, rent an umbrella and sun loungers.
The surrounding area has the Tuscan charm of the countryside, with woods, fields, small towns and churches.
If you are a spor-lover, you can rent and practice sailing, windsurf and canoes, but above all, you can practice sport fishing, as the lake of Bilancino is populated with carps, chubs, trouts and many other fish that you can take from the shore or by boat.
If you prefer having a walk or cycling, you will find plenty of scenic trekking paths to explore.
How to reach the Lake of Bilancino
In order to reach the lake by car from the Country Resort Monsignor della Casa, take the main street Strada Regionale 302 Brisghellese-Ravennate and turn on the left. Turn on the right when you arrive to Viale IV Novembre and proceed straight on through the Borgo San Lorenzo city center. Proceed on Strada Statale 551 and keep going on until you reach the Via Provinciale. Turn on the right and then on the third street on the left. Reach Via Nazionale and then go straight on until you arrive to the lake.