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Address: Pozzuoli, Italy
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The Underworld!

Entrance to, as reputed in Roman mythology. Today it is a natural oasis and wildlife habitat. There is a wonderful walk around this beauty spot with the Temple of Apollo on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Entrance to, as reputed in Roman mythology. Today it is a natural oasis and wildlife habitat. There is a wonderful walk around this beauty spot with the Temple of Apollo on the shoreline and the Sybil's Grotto set back on the lower slopes of the crater in which this lake sits. There is more to this place than meets the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Easy to visit from Pozzuolli - a nice walking path with ancient monument and so many historical associations

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Tennessee
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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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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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56 helpful votes 56 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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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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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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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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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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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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