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Lago d'Averno, Pozzuoli

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Experience a tranquil outing to Lago d'Averno, a volcanic crater lake steeped in legend and history. According to Roman mythology, the body of water was actually the entrance to the underworld, Hades. After the construction of a canal connecting it to the sea in 37 BCE, it served as a naval base for Roman generals, housing many ships. Today the peaceful area makes a perfect setting for walking, jogging, biking, and picnicking among the groves of trees and old vineyards. Visit the remains of the Temple of Apollo that line the shore and see the four arches that still remain. Waterfowl, turtles, and other wildlife frequent the area. Before you head to Pozzuoli, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pozzuoli itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Pozzuoli has to offer, including Lago d'Averno.
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  • Beautiful Lake. Not particularly clean. Nearby there are plenty of restaurant with very low costs.
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  • The legendary entrance to hell! It is wonderful, in many places offering breathtaking views! Not to be missed!
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  • Historical and legendary entrance to hell described in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Lake Avernus has beautiful views and you can take long walks or jogging along its banks. Recommended on a sunny day. A bit neglected, could be used more
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