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Fucine Lake

Fucine Lake, 67058 San Benedetto dei Marsi, Province of L'Aquila, Italy

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Fucine Lake

Fucine Lake, or Lago Fucino in Italian, was the source of misery since ancient times. The lake had no natural outlet, causing the lake’s water to spill over and frequently flood the surrounding villages. The local inhabitants pressed Julius Caesar to drain the lake and reclaim the valley, but before Caesar could draw up a plan, he was assassinated.


Attractions near Fucine Lake

Piccolomini Castle9.97km from Fucine Lake

Castello Piccolomini is a Middle Ages-Renaissance castle in Balsorano, Province of L'Aquila. The castle was built by Antonio Piccolomini, nephew of pope Pius II, in 1460. Now it is a hotel and it has been used as a location for several Italian films. It has an irregular pentagonal plan with circular towers at each corner. The building is in stone and the main entrance is through the surrounding park. The internal courtyard is L shaped with a well in the middle.

Via Lago della Duchessa11.73km from Fucine Lake

The Lake of the Duchess is a lake mount the high seas of Lazio, in the province of Rieti, within the regional reserve Mountains of the Duchess, in the territory of the municipality of Borgorose, on the border with the province of Aquila in Abruzzo. The toponym derives from that attributed to the surrounding mountains by the Bolognese Francesco De Marchi in the sixteenth century. in homage to Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, and of the Duchy of Leonessa and Cittaducale.

Area archeologica di Alba Fucens14.66km from Fucine Lake

Alba Fucens, the ancient Roman city at the base of Monte Velino (Province of Aquila), is an archaeological jewel that one should most definitely explore. In fact, the ruins that emerged from excavations initiated by Fernand De Visscher in 1949 are truly remarkable. It is chiefly remarkable for its finely preserved fortifications and so more.

Parco Sponga14.8km from Fucine Lake

The Sponga Park is a municipal natural park located on the Simbruini mountain range in the municipality of Canistro , in Abruzzo.  The protected area is characterized by the presence of the La Sponga stream whose source, called Sant'Antonio-Sponga, is located at about 1000 m  above sea level. The name of the stream and the park could derive from the corresponding dialect word for "sponge".

Val d'Arano14.8km from Fucine Lake

The Val d'Àrano is a mountain valley located in the municipality of Ovindoli, in Abruzzo, included in the Sirente-Velino regional natural park and indicated, together with the Aielli-Celano gorges and the Serra, among the sites of community interest of Abruzzo.  The small mountain valley, included in the protected territory of the Sirente-Velino regional natural park , is located in the municipality of Ovindoli, in Abruzzo.

Sirente-Velino Regional Park15.07km from Fucine Lake

Sirente-Velino Regional Park, among the largest and most important parks in Italy,  is the one and only regional park in Abruzzi. It is an enchanting natural setting alternating gentle and relaxing landscapes with steep rocky walls and an ideal habitat for the most interesting flora and fauna living in Central Italy. It is a great example of history since its towns preserve temples, castles, towers, and medieval evidence surrounded by extraordinary natural features.

Where is Fucine Lake

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Most of the region is mountainous or hilly. The few small coastal harbours have little economic importance for fishing or commerce. One of the famous greenish areas in Italy are here.