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Via Lago della Duchessa

Via Lago della Duchessa, 67051 Avezzano AQ, Italy

Lake/ River/ Ponds
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

About Via Lago della Duchessa

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.



Attractions near Via Lago della Duchessa

Area archeologica di Alba Fucens5.3km from Via Lago della Duchessa

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.

Fucine Lake11.73km from Via Lago della Duchessa

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.

Parco Sponga12.05km from Via Lago della Duchessa

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".

Piccolomini Castle12.28km from Via Lago della Duchessa

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.

Monte Velino13.35km from Via Lago della Duchessa

Monte Velino is one of the highest mountains of Central Italy with an altitude of 2487 meters. It belongs to the Appenino Centrale Group close to the boundary between Lazio and Abruzzo Regions. Its calcareous structure is easily recognizable from all the most important summits in Abruzzo and Lazio, and with good weather conditions, its shape can be seen even from Rome.

Monte Magnola Impianti s.r.l14.22km from Via Lago della Duchessa

The Mount Magnola is a mountain belonging to the mountain range of the mountains of Magnola on the eastern side of the mountain Sirente homonymous Regional Nature Park of ' Abruzzese Apennines. It is home to the homonymous ski resort of Ovindoli. One of the nice trekking and skiing destination and also other neighboring areas of naturalistic interest are Mount Faito and Pizzo di Ovindoli.

Where is Via Lago della Duchessa

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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.