Lake Carroceto

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Lake Carroceto
Lago di Carroceto
View of Lake Carroceto, Exemplar Sergel Island, Carroceto Castle, and the town of Carroceto
View of Lake Carroceto, Exemplar Sergel Island, Carroceto Castle, and the town of Carroceto
Location Garda Mountains, Anisoran Empire
Type Lake
Primary inflows
Primary outflows Sori river
Basin countries Grand Principality of Casella (Anisora)

Max. length 2,120 m (6,960 ft)
Max. width 1,380 m (4,530 ft)
Surface area 1.45 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Max. depth 29.5 m (97 ft)
Surface elevation 475 m (1,558 ft)

Islands Carroceto Island
Settlements Carroceto

Lake Carroceto (Anisoran: Lago di Carroceto; Pastanan: Lacus Carrocetus) is a lake in the Garda Mountains in the Grand Principality of Casella in the Anisoran Empire, and adjoins the small town of Carroceto on its east coast. The lake has a small island, known as Exemplar Sergel Island (Isla d'Esemplare Sergio), or sometimes Carroceto Island (Isla di Carroceto), which houses a very important Orkanan shrine to Exemplar Sergel. The Lake remains a very popular tourist attraction and pilgrimage site for Orkanans.

The Lake is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, situated in the Moscuzzano valley in the Garda Mountains. The Lake itself is surrounded by forested hills, the largest and highest of which, Chiavenna Hill on the Lake's northern side, is home to Carroceto Castle (Palazzo di Carroceto). The Castle dates from around 6290, although substantial restorations in the early 73rd century mean that little of the original castle remains today.

The Lake, island and town of Carroceto remain one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for both Peratolian Orkanans and other Interventionist Orkanans in Anisora and elsewhere. The original shrine to Exemplar Sergel was consecrated in 6682, although the main shrine and tower that can be visited today date to around 7108. The shrine on the island contains frescoes from around the time of the construction of the tower, illustrating the life of Exemplar Sergel as well as important iconography depicting the similarities of his life to that of the Second Era Exemplar Sigfrid Skiƶld. As is traditional in Anisoran Orkanan shrines, numerous sculptures have been deposited there over the centuries. The most famous being a marble sculpture of Exemplar Sergel by the Anisoran artist exemplar Benedetto. Also housed at the shrine is the boat which Exemplar Sergel supposedly built in order to reach the island, although most Orkanan scholars agree that it is a much later fabrication.

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