| 447 km (173 sq mi)|
22 km (14 mi)
Province of Foggia
| Province of Foggia, Apulia|
Foce Acquarotta, Foce Schiappàro
Lake Lesina Wikipedia
Lake Lesina (Italian:Lago di Lesina or Laguna di Lesina), situated in the north of Apulia between Tavoliere delle Puglie and the promontory of Gargano, is the ninth largest lake in Italy and the second largest in the southern part of the country. It is about 22 km long, an average of 2.4 km wide, and covers an area of 51.4 square kilometres.
Two canals, Acquarotta and Schiapparo, link it the lake to the Adriatic Sea, from which it is separated by a long hill known as Bosco Isola, between one and two kilometres in width and sixteen in length. Numerous streams provide the lake with a modest supply of fresh water.
The lake is populated above all by eels which provide a traditional source of income for the people of Lesina.