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Lago d'Averno

Pozzuoli, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Pozzuoli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Bodies of Water, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Bodies of Water, Cultural

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Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you are nearby, this is a pretty stop. Historically interesting, as it was once connected by canal to the sea, and a hiding place for Roman ships.

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A short walk from the centre of lucrino and you find yourself in an isolated area with a huge lake. Definitely recommend having a walk around the place and viewing all the flora and fauna. When we were there we even saw live turtles in the lake. Very peaceful

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Naples, Italy
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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