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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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  • Lake Avernus is a crater lake located in the town of Pozzuoli and more precisely between Lucrino and Cuma. I thought it was more beautiful and charming, but I was disappointed. The Lake is not the best, is not impressive. It is definitely a great place for those who love fishing; in fact, the waters of the Lake are home to several species of fish including freshwater Blenny, bleak and species such as perch, gambusias but also goldfish and freshwater turtles released into the Lake home. There are also snakes, frogs and fresh water shrimps. In addition, the Lake has a resident community of coots along with crested Grebes and mallards. If you are in Pozzuoli, visit more ...
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  • Good find, top with beautiful view of the Bay. Not for nothing on the Hill and in the surroundings there are a castle and many villas are suited to luxury location X ceremonies and occasions like weddings at a high level. Campania in every visit though short always amazes me with new enchanted places to discover!
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  • ... then get around the Lake and you can appreciate up close how good this place which should be valued for the potential in the I notice widely untapped.
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