Fiumelatte - Milk River, Lago di Como

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    Fiumelatte by Jelena
    by Aurorae
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    Fiumelatte by Jelena
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    Fiumelatte - Milk River

    by Aurorae Written Sep 25, 2004

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    Varenna is home to Italy's shortest river, the Fiumelatte. Only 250 meters long, it rushes, frothy and milk-white (hence the name) down the rockface and crashes into the lake. From the end of March to the end of October each year. And then it stops. Just like that. Leonardo da Vinci climbed down to find out where the water came from. But neither he -- nor anyone else -- has ever been able to work it out. It is suspected that there are hidden underground lakes in the mounatins that fill with water and produce Fiumelatte when the water is too much to keep in the rocks!

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