Lago di Barrea, Barrea

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Created after the building of a dam on the Sangro River during World War II, Lago di Barrea is a lake surrounded by mountains that offers many activities. Come here to get away from the noise of the city. You will find paths for hiking, horseback riding, and cycling. The information center offers maps and details on the small villages around the lake. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, sunbathe on beach chairs by the water or rent a paddleboat. Plan a Barrea trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful lake and town in the mountains on route to Abruzzo national park. Nice place to stop in a peaceful area.  more »
  • A very beautiful location in the Apennine mountains. A fantastic stop for photo opportunities at the base of the quaint Abruzzese town of Barrea.  more »
  • Beautiful in every season especially spring and winter. All the villages are different and very friendly. Slow down and relax and take your time, enjoy a glass of wine at lunchtime and a plate of local meats and cheeses...simply wonderful.
  • A wonderful, dreamlike place. When the sun sets, it makes you wish you would never leave. The small villages all around are a pleasure to visit. Worth at least a couple of days to explore it all in peace.
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