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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  • August 13, 2017
    What was supposed to be an ordinary Sunday dinner at a good restaurant has turned into a culinary experience, not just memorable. Just arrived we were warmly greeted by the host who ushered us into the room where his staff was just as friendly. The location, though not very large, has affected us for the particular taste of the Interior: the rustic furniture goes well with the colour scheme of the rest of the furnishings. Once accommodated started a continuous original presentation and pleasantly service high quality entrees left us continually amazed: the pleasure of flavors was exhilarating as the exquisite kindness of staff, young and cute really. It should be noted that, from the first moment, it was considered that one of the guests was vegetarian; in this regard, it is worth remarking further, that both his dishes that others were clearly described at time of service. From time to time, Mr. Ruggiero approached the table allietandoci with hilarious jokes and pleasant culinary-historical digressions. Meanwhile the appreciation for all dishes serve us was constantly on the rise, good wine and delicious desserts, all strictly in the House. Sincere congratulations to all those who animate this pleasant gathering place.
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  • August 3, 2017
    When you read that Vergil wrote the entrance to the underworld was here, and that birds would drop dead flying over the lake, you expect something hellish. Alas, that was long ago. Today, it is just a...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Lago D'Averno is a lake where locals jog/bike/walk their dogs. (yes I'm one of those locals.) Yes the history is really cool, but unless you are there during the Land Art Exhibit not sure as a tourist...  more »

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