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Villalago

Perched at almost one thousand meters above sea level, the village of Villalago stands out against the sky, dominating the landscape and the Valle de Lacu, named for its five lakes. Its history has its roots in distant times: the town as we know it today arose in the eleventh century by the Benedictine monks and, in the late Middle Ages, underwent the domination of several feudal families. Like a castle, a stronghold, it fascinates by its ancient essence: protected by the mountains, among woods of oaks and beech trees, the historic village opens up, with its old houses and traces of the past still evident. All around, its lakes: that of San Domenico, with its limpid and green waters; the lake of Scanno, first by extension and beauty; Lake Pio, a natural oasis of waterfowl, an ideal destination for nature lovers.

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67030

Prefisso: 0864

Altitudine: 930

POSIZIONE GEOGRAFICA

41.9359351, 13.8359019

The Museum is located in the heart of the historic center, inside a tower from whose terrace you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Sagittarius Valley and Lake San Domenico. The Museum preserves a collection of objects of peasant art. In the premises of the old Town Hall there is also a "Centre of documentation on the traditions of the work of Villalago".

Lake San Domenico is located in the upper Sagittario Valley, in the territory of the municipality of Villalago, in a fantastic natural environment, ideal for relaxation. This is an artificial reservoir created by the barrier of the Sagittarius river, built after the Second World War.

Today it is reflected in the clear waters of the reservoir of the same name created in the 1920s with a dam on the Sagittarius. The hermitage consists of a cave, the sacred speco, where the Holy Taumaturge found himself in penance around the year 1000, and the church in front of the portico.

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.