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Lago d'Averno

Pozzuoli, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Pozzuoli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Bodies of Water
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Naples, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

originated from an extinct volcano, it was considered by the ancient Romans the seat of the Underworld. Today it is a peaceful place full of fish and rare birds; along the banks people cultivate fruits and beans and from the vines they get a good local wine! To complete the enchantment, you find the remains of an ancient Roman villa... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This small lake is in what was the crater of a volcano. You can walk right round it and see the ruins of the Temple of Apollo which was once huge, on the scale of the Pantheon in Rome. Well worth a detour for a relaxing and interesting, easy walk. Waterfowl and their chicks seen in May.

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Greater Manchester, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Visit it if you get the chance it is amazing. Good 2mile walk and you can feed the fish bread (and grissini)!

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San Diego, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We have walked around this lake many times, in winter, summer, fall, and spring. Always a nice quiet walk with the kids. You can take a stroller or just walk without it. Be aware of no wooden rails in some areas so you'll have to keep an eye on the little ones. Overall, a nice way to get fresh air... More

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West Yorks, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We went for a walk around the lake on a Tuesday, and had a quiet, relaxing afternoon. We encountered no more than half a dozen other people and it was lovely to take in the views and the peace and quiet.

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Naples, Italy
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128 reviews 128 reviews
46 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We live near by but only just took a walk around the lake very recently. It's a nice easy walk around a lake with so much history. It's just neat to BE there at all. There are some cool ruins that have been thought to be a Temple of Apollo but we just happened to run in to an off... More

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Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This lake has a nice walking path going around it. Roman ruins and restaurants can be seen all around the lake. Very pretty place to take a break from crazy tourist crowds.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We walked around and were imagining old times when ships were using this hug lake...

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Oahu, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This nice walk around the lake that Homer called the entrance to hades is certainly not refined, but quite relaxing. The temple to Apollo is fairly well preserved, and the couple of vineyards along the trail have nice products if you like. The trail can be muddy in places, and has a bit that is on a road and not... More

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