Lago d'Averno
Lago d'Averno
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Mycountry M
Naples, Italy29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
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 to Cumae by a tunnel known as the "Grotta di Cocceio". Note the fascinating Tempio di Apollo.
Written July 31, 2015
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CellobytheSea
Pozzuoli, Italy20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Lago D'Averno is a lake where locals jog/bike/walk their dogs. (yes I'm one of those locals.) Yes the history is really cool, but unless you are there during the Land Art Exhibit not sure as a tourist you need to walk it. However, if you are in the Pozzuoli area you can view this lovely little lake and the bay of Baia from the top. There is a cafe, Chalet Averno offering cafe, beer, snacks. If you want to enjoy something really special I'd suggest lunch at Il Canneto dell'Averno on a Sunday afternoon. It's an agriturismo/vineyard right on the lake accessible from the access road next to the cafe, or from the lake itself if you park at the public street parking near Ristorante Caronte on the opposite side. 25€/pp includes rustic italian fare grown on the farm - antipasto, primo, secondo and vino. Lunch lasts a good 4 hours. Umberto is the owner and chef, yes he's a friend, no he doesn't even know I'm mentioning him in this review. Reservations are required, his english is limited. Otherwise I agree with other reviewer. Baia Castle, Baia Archaeological Ruins, Cuma ruins are amazing and no one is ever there. Also if you speak italian check out the sunken city of Baia via glass bottom boat or dive. Lake is prettiest in the spring with poppies in bloom.
Written August 3, 2017
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Elim
Virginia31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
I live in the area and this is a nice area to bring your dog for a walk or to go for a long jog. However, if you are a tourist, it's not worth renting a car to see it. There are parts that are muddy and not well kept. There is a lot of construction going on (Jan 2016) near the restaurants and we were confused about how to stay on the trail, although it wasn't a significant challenge. It's lovely if you happen to be in the area, but I wouldn't come here just for this attraction and expect to be wowed.
Written January 21, 2016
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,520 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
According to tales, in this lake is located the gate to the underworld. We came here because saw a documentary of mysteries where the host showed the “gate” with a device measuring the level of carbon dioxide and explained that priests used to placed animals there where they die to show the power but as written before never found that place (most probably off-limits).

This lake is linked to the Golden Bough myth (Aeneid, book 6); there are remains of an old circular structure called temple of Apollo (sibyls worshipped Apollo but is not clear if that was a bathhouse) and there is a tunnel built during the early Roman period that connects with the town of Cumae but it is normally closed for the public. Once Lake Avernus was connected to the sea but a series of earthquakes in the XVI century changed the landscape of the area.

Nowadays is more a tranquil lake where locals jog, bike, dog walk, birdwatch, not particularly attractive for a foreigner specially if traveling with a tight itinerary because time is precious. But if there is a special occasion that they open that tunnel with live reading excerpts of all the myths connected with this lake with Cumae historical tour, wine tasting and happen to be here in the area, it will be a great opportunity.
Written January 25, 2022
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Wolverine73
Cleveland277 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
When you read that Vergil wrote the entrance to the underworld was here, and that birds would drop dead flying over the lake, you expect something hellish. Alas, that was long ago. Today, it is just a smallish lake with ducks swimming in it and kayaks for rent, which is to say, nothing to write home about. It is pretty, but not what I expected at all. If you are nearby stop and see it; but don't go out of your way to search it out.
Written August 3, 2017
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James K
Greater London, UK33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
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.
Written June 8, 2015
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Shanti S
Washington DC, DC18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
If you're there for the history, it's good for a nice walk around the lake and the ruins to poke around now that they're open to the path. On weekends they limit the already limited areas where cars can go, so it's a safe place to run, even with animals or a stroller. It's busy with locals out for exercise and there are a handful of restaurants and a couple of agroturismos on the lake as well.
Written September 12, 2018
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KJAtchity
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
It was an eerie feeling to look down from the road vista point at the lake considered by the ancients to be the entrance to hell. BUT, that said, it's just a lake and not that much to see. So if you have to make a choicek go for the caves of the sibyl and of Baia first.
Written March 18, 2017
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gica2016
Pennsylvania232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
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.
Written July 20, 2012
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Cruiser10291544442
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Easy walk around the lake. Nice lakeside restaurant but on Sundays book or go early otherwise you will not get in!
Written June 25, 2019
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