Two freshwater lakes in central Italy, 5 km north of the town of Rieti. The lakes are fringed by beds of Phragmites, Scirpus and Typha. The site has many small rivers, streams, canals and ditches, while the area around the lakes is mainly agricultural. The main land-use is agriculture.
A notable site for wintering waterbirds, including Aythya nyroca.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rieti lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.