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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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  • An enchanted place where nature is disruptive. Needless to dwell in describing the rich cultural and archaeological sites found around the Lake like the Temple of Apollo and the cave of the Sibyl. Just a pity that is not treated as he deserves.
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  • We couldn't go down to the Lake but for time problems we have seen from many angles, the landscape requires a stop longer but it was enough to appreciate it.
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  • Amazing circular shape. Water always calm and almost glassy. Sort of a mystery that has gripped you even thinking about the Greek origin of the name: "aornos," that is devoid of birds ... Yes, because even the birds dared approach the water surface to avoid death. Stroll along its perimeter and appreciate the Mystic charm which prompted Aeneas to penetrate into Hades right here ...
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