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Lake of Scanno

67038 Scanno, Province of L'Aquila, Italy

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Lake of Scanno

The Lake Scanno is a lake mountain, located in Abruzzo, belonging to about 3/4 of its surface to the territory of the municipality of Villalago and about 1/4 that of Scanno. The lake is good for public use of the two municipalities mentioned. It originated from an ancient landslide that broke off from Mount Genzana above which blocked the river Tasso in a period between 12,820 and 3,000 years ago.



Attractions near Lake of Scanno

Lago di Scanno2.95km from Lake of Scanno

Lago di Scanno is a beautiful lake in the Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo. One of the best places to relax and it was located in the center of mountains which was covered by greenery and it is a good location for trekking and also for swimming.

Lago di San Domenico6.52km from Lake of Scanno

The lake of San Domenico is a mountain lake, located in the municipality of Villalago, in the province of L'Aquila, near the hermitage of San Domenico. The main tributary is the Sagittario, which is also the river that flows from the dam that creates the lake; the lake is also endowed with tributaries of minimal importance such as the waterfalls of the Sega spring and the small stream of Prato Cardoso which enters the lake in karst conditions

Eremo di San Domenico (Prato Cardoso)6.63km from Lake of Scanno

The hermitage of San Domenico is a small church, located in the territory of the municipality of Villalago, in the Sagittario valley, on the shore of the homonymous Lake of San Domenico.  It includes a cave dug into the limestone, in which according to tradition, around the year 1000 the Benedictine monk San Domenico lived.

Altopiano delle Cinquemiglia9.89km from Lake of Scanno

The  Cinquemiglia plateau was a mountain community comprising the upper valley of the Sangro river and the Maggiore plateau. The territory of the mountain community was largely included in the national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. It also included the major ski resorts in central- southern Italy : Pescocostanzo , Rivisondoliand Roccaraso , which was later added to that of Pescasseroli.

The guided nature reserve Monte Genzana and Alto Gizio is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Pettorano sul Gizio , in the province of L'Aquila, and was established in 1996.  It includes an area of ​​about 3,160 hectares it is possible to observe the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park to the west and the Majella to the east, the underlying Lake Scanno to the west, and the Cinquemiglia plateau to the south.  The park acts as a buffer between the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise N

Monte Marsicano11.47km from Lake of Scanno

Mount Marsicano is one of the peaks greater than Marsicani mountains, high 2.245 m  s.lm , located in the protected national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise , between the municipalities of Opi, Pescasseroli, Scanno and Barrea.  Nestled between the valleys of the Marsicani mountains, it forms a real mountain group which together with the Montagna Grande group and the Serra della Terratta gives life in turn to a long mountain ridge that divides the Pescasseroli - Opi.

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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.