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Lago Pergusa, Pergusa

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Lake Pergusa is a lake in Sicily, set between a group of mountains in the Erean Mountains chain near Pergusa, 5 km from Enna, Italy. It is a vital stop in the migratory trajectory of a great number of birds. In addition to birds, which are by far the main inhabitants of the Pergusa nature reserve, there are also interesting species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates found here. At an elevation of 670 m, the lake's surface area is 1.83 km².OverviewThe lake is encircled by the most important racing track of Southern Italy, the Autodromo di Pergusa, that hosts international competitions and events, such as Formula One, Formula 3000 and a Ferrari Festival that has featured Formula One star Michael Schumacher.In the area of Lake Pergusa, an archeological site known as Cozzo Matrice can be found. This site essentially houses the ruins of an old fortified village, containing imposing walls constructed around the 9th millennium BC, a sacred citadel, an opulent necropolis and the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to Demeter, dating back more than 2,000 years.An important forest and vegetation zone named Selva Pergusina (meaning "Pergusa Wood") surrounds part of the Lake Pergusa Valley, producing a striking panorama.
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  • A body of water that is part of the history not only of the territory. Racing and Park are living for people. But it is also the place where the myth places the fact of Proserpina by Neptune
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  • Charming place, ideal to make a nice little run immersed in nature, perhaps after a nice family meal
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  • Natural environment certainly fascinating, especially the area equipped with barbecue that looks quite cured except for toilets. For the rest no services. Could be further enhanced, particularly with regard to the use of the circuit around him: a few races, even a little, 1 bench by the Lake and pure route. Fortunately, the track is accessible for long walks in contact with nature, racing and cycling (why not equip a bike?)
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  • One of the most beautiful places I've truly loved!
  • There are three trails on the shores of the Lake. Beautiful to cross on foot or by mountain bike. The lake view is magnificent and is the ideal setting for birdwatchers migratory periods.
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  • Beautiful pine forest with the picnic area adjacent to the circuit. where you can make beautiful walks. There are barbeque areas little toilets and car parking. access to the lake shore
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  • nice place
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  • A jewel in the Centre of Sicily
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