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Lago d'Averno, Pozzuoli

Categories: Bodies of Water, Ruins, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • I have been in the family for a walk before lunch, really enjoyed it, we saw the Lake, geese or ducks, we were a bit in quiet listening to the pleasant sounds of nature that we stood around
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  • It is a crater lake of great natural and historical interest: the ancient pointed him out as door of hell, probably to the darkness of the body of water and surrounding landscape "Autumn" ... also, apparently around its edges there was the "real" Sibyl's Cave ... It should also be said that the Lake is so collected, you can turn everything in just over an hour.
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  • This beautiful lagoon(?) formed by a volcanic caldera is very peaceful. It is a good place to take a picture especially from above. Unless you stop at a cafe, it won't take long.z 
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