Where is Lake Canterno located?
Lake Canterno – within the Regional Nature Reserve of the same name – is located in the territory of Fumone in one of the largest karst basins in Lazio. It is included in the territories of the municipalities of Ferentino, Fiuggi, Fumone and Trivigliano, has an extension of approximately 1.1 km2, a perimeter of 5 km and a depth varying between approximately 15 and 25 meters.
It is a suggestive lake, “defended” by beautiful mountains behind it and surrounded by relaxing countryside and surrounded by oak, Turkey oak and broad-leaved woods. It is an ideal place for a picnic, very close to Rome.
Why is it called “Ghost” lake?
Lake Canterno deserved the nickname “ghost” precisely because, at regular intervals, it disappeared or dried up and then suddenly returned and “reappeared”. This is due to a singular phenomenon of instability linked to the different water flow of the Pertuso river which feeds the lake.
What can you see on the lake?
Herons, rails and waders frequent its banks, sometimes bordered by small hygrophilous woods. Offshore you can observe ducks and grebes.
What to do near Lake Canterno?
Around the lake there is a path that can be followed both by bicycle and on foot.
Photo by Roberto De Ficis per Viaggiando Italia.
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