Una natura superba, un castello fantastico.
Lago di Scanno (AQ)
The Scanno lake is the result of a huge landslide that dammed the Sagittario valley creating the most visited and suggestive lake in Abruzzo. The heart shaped lake is situated in a extended basin at 922 meter above sea level between the historical villages Scanno and Villalago, at the feet of the Montagna Grande, on the border of the Abruzzo National Park. The steep rocky slope of the Monte Genzana Reserve overlooks the pond from east. The Scanno lake reaches a maximum water depth of 36 meters. The only tributary is the Tasso river that flows down from Monte Marsicano and from the pastures Ferroio di Scanno. The water level is constant thanks underground tributaries and the evaporation caused by the climate is minimal. Together with the historical village of Scanno nearby the lake is the main tourist attraction of the Sagittario valley. Since decades it is the destionation for environmental tourism attracted by the beauty of the location and the climate. The shores are plenty of bagnants and the water full of paddle boats, surfs and canoes. The lake has a rich fish fauna and on the surface you can find mallards, herons and moorhens, depending on the season . The water colour is generally green beacause of the seaweeds and the reflection of the surrounding vegetation. After a walk, some birdwatching, canoeing, or a paddle boat tour, it is worth to visit Scanno, a wonderful mediaval village considered one of the most famous and typical of the region. The old town is magnificent with ancient houses huddled together, palaces, staircases, narrow alleys and traditional dresses that women still wear today. The village preserves the flourishing tradition of goldworking and bobbin laces