Colbricón Lakes

Laghi Colbricon
  • The small lakes called Laghetti di Colbricón (also known as Laghi  di Colbricón) are two cute alpine lakes at 1,909 and 1,922 mt. of altitude.
  • On June 18, 1971, during a day of fishing at the Colbricón lake, Gian Luigi Secco from San Martino di Castrozza found a strange stone by the water stream feeding the largest lake. The stone, a flint apparently worked by human hands, was examined with Luigi’s uncle. At first, the two thought it was a random discovery. However, later they made another inspection by the lakes. At the end, 57 worked flints were found around the Colbricón lake. The worked stones date back to 6.500 BC, when Mesolithic hunters set up summer camps located in one of the most interesting high-altitude gap of the eastern part of the Lagorai mountain range, namely the Passo di Colbricón.


  • Secco, L., Sorano Toppo, S. (1978). I ritrovamenti mesolitici del Colbricon. Tipografia Artigiani Grafici, Genova.