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a vulcanic crater considered to be the entrance to Hades

This spectacle will take you back into the Roman times. The lake is roughly circular, measuring 2 km (1.2 mi) in circumference and 60 m (213 ft) deep.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Naples, Campania, Italy

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Naples, Campania, Italy
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This spectacle will take you back into the Roman times. The lake is roughly circular, measuring 2 km (1.2 mi) in circumference and 60 m (213 ft) deep.

Thank JuliusVtravel
Port St Lucie, FL
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194 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

You can have a nice 2-mi walk around a lovely, peaceful lake, and enjoy the ducks who call it home year 'round. On the way, you'll pass the ruins of the Tempio di Apollo. It's not restored, but seeing it the way it is helped me to get an idea of the HUGE amount of work needed to really restore... More 

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Naples, Italy
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you're looking for a place for a natural walk or a bike ride suitable for all ages Lago d'Averno is an interesting choice. Mysterious history from Greek & Roman myths who knew this lake as the access to the Underworld - or more commonly as the Gateway to Hell!...Originally used as a naval base linked to lake Lucrino and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Not much to see in all honesty. A big lake, with the ruins of a temple to Apollo on its shoreline. A few other caves and shines dotted around the place, but little to signify its relevance in Virgil's Aenid. Pop along if you have free time, but don't go out of your way.

2 Thank James K
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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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