Una natura superba, un castello fantastico.
Lago di Penne (PE)
The Penne Lake is an artificial lagoon created in 1965 through a barrier dam on the Tavo river. The average depth is 10 meter and the surface is 70 hectars. The lake is located near the south-eastern side of the Gran Sasso in the district of Penne. Since 1987 the area is the location of the Natural Reserve of the Penne Lake. The Reserve is an innovative laboratory for research and environment education and for technological application. The Reserve plays also an important role in the protection of the otter and the wild duck. The best periods of the year to visit it are spring or autumn. Inside the Reserve you will find the Environment Educational Center, the botanical garden, the Naturalistic Museum and many picnic areas. The most interesting moments of the tous are the visit of the butterfly garden and the otter center, where you can admire this animal, that in the 80's was almost extinguished. The fauna includes many bird species such as the black-crowned night heron, that is the symbol of the Reserve, the purple heron, the river haws, and many other resident or migratory species. In the water there are many fishes such as chubs, crucian carps, carps, european perches and pikes. To reach the Penne Lake you can take the SS.81 direction Penne, where you will find differente roads to the lake.
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