Una natura superba, un castello fantastico.
Lago di Secinaro - Secinaro (AQ)
Along the provincial road that connects Rocca di Mezzo to Secinaro, in an isolated but easily accessible area, nestled in a small plateau at about 1100 metres above sea level, on the slopes of the majestic ridge of Monte Sirente, the first meteoric impact crater was discovered in Italy. The visitor is presented as a small circular lake, about 140 meters in diameter and accompanied by 17 smaller craters. The recent discovery is the work of researchers Jens Ormo, Angelo Pio Rossi and Goro Kamatsu of the International Research School of Planetary Sciences in Pescara. Radiocarbon analyses leave no doubt: the terrible impact occurred about 1650 years ago, in the 4th century AD.
It is the only meteoric crater in Italy and 156th in the world. Moreover, it is among the best preserved, given its young age and location far from the inhabited centers that have preserved it from any erosive action of anthropogenic type.