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Lago d'Averno, Pozzuoli

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Water Body · Ruin
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. Put Lago d'Averno at the forefront of your travel plans using our Pozzuoli trip itinerary maker website.
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  • Easy walk around the lake. Nice lakeside restaurant but on Sundays book or go early otherwise you will not get in!  more »
  • Good view when driving past to Cumae. Easy to see why the Romans thought it was such a special place.  more »
  • best place to relax and its free to enter. 24h open.
  • Amazing Place... historically full.
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