Lake Vico Nature Reserve
The Lake Vico Nature Reserve covers approximately 3200 hectares and boasts
areas of great natural interest, amongst them the marshes next to the lake
and an interesting forest consisting of the Mount Venere beech wood.
Of volcanic origin and at a height of 507 above sea level, the lake is the highest of its kind in Italy.
According to legend, Hercules dug a valley as a challenge to the locals. When
he did so, a huge jet of water appeared and filled up the valley, thus creating
the lake that exists today.
Nowadays, the Nature Reserve features a campsite and horse track and you
can also hire bicycles, canoes and pedalos for your excursion of choice.
More challenging hikes through the woods allow for breathtaking views.