Lakes of Scanno
Perched on a spur in the middle of the Sagittario Valley, one of the most beautiful areas in L'Aquila province, it is a tourist resort for summer and winter sports; tourists are offered leisure facilities, natural beauties and art, folklore, handicraft (goldsmith's and pillow lace's art).
The blocking up of the river Tasso because of a landslip that slid down Mount Genzana originated the lake, fed by the above-mentioned river.
You can enjoy the lake especially in summer. There you can visit the church St Maria dell' Annunziata. In the several small but well-equipped beaches you can go for a swim, hire pedalos, windsurfs, canoes, deckchairs and sunshades. Scanno is one of the most beautiful and equipped winter tourist resort in Central and Southern Italy. It has two ski centres that can meet skiers' requirements thanks to extremely modern skilifts and well-kept ski slopes for cross-country skiing.
Saint Domenico in Villalago
Coming from Sulmona and going through the charming gorges of the Sagittario Valley you have an unexpected view of Villalago, perched on Mount Argoneta. You are amazed by its houses lying in line on precipices, by its lakes, especially Lake Scanno, by its beauty and size, by St Domenico Lake, whose waters are clear and green, a favourite destination for trout fishermen. There you can visit St Domenico hermitage, an ancient monastery devoted to St Pietro.
The Saint spent there an indefinite time at the beginning of the XI century.
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