Lake Salesina

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This small lake can be accessed from via Salesina, bordering with the Ortica district, inside the Forlanini Park, in Milan.

Until the 1950s, this area was still agricultural, with fields, vegetable gardens, and farmhouses. In the 1960s, it was transformed into a park and the lake was obtained from an abandoned quarry. Around the body of water, which covers about 30.000 square yards, many plants have been planted, including conifers, broad-leaved trees and shrubs, Siberian elms, American oaks, sequoias, lindens, yews (Taxus baccata), Japanese pagoda trees (Styphnolobium japonicum), elderberries (Sambucus nigra), hibiscus, Berberis and, close to the shore, white willows (Salix alba) and Italian alders (Alnus cordata).

Lake Salesina is a very nice and popular place during the summer, inhabited by many fish and water birds, including coots, mallards, and wild ducks, often annoyed by too many exotic turtles that are carelessly released there.

The lake can be found inside the Forlanini Park, past the bowling alley, or taking via Salesina, the first on the left, right after the Saini sports facility

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