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Piediluco

Piediluco is a picturesque Umbrian town whose name, with the evocative meaning of”at the foot of the sacred forest“, captures the essence of its enchanting location, in the province of Terni, near the border with the region of Lazio. Reflecting a medieval style with an architecture that has been preserved over time and with its low colorful houses, this village is nestled in a suggestive way between Lake Piediluco and Mount Caperno.

The village of Piediluco, from which the lake takes its name, overlooks the northern shores of the lake. It is a charming village that retains an ancient charm and offers spectacular views of the lake, it is famous for being an important center of water sports activities and for its natural beauty, which attracts numerous visitors every year. The Church of San Francesco, located on the shores of the lake, dates back to the thirteenth century and is an important historical and religious site. Inside you can admire ancient frescoes and sacred works of art.

Lake Piediluco, which takes its name from the town that embraces it, surprises with its irregular shape, so much so that it recalls the characteristics of an alpine lake. It is a natural jewel surrounded by a setting of lush greenery, with its waters reflecting the profiles of the surrounding wooded reliefs. With a picturesque surface, this lake is the largest natural lake basin in Umbria after the famous Lake Trasimeno. You can visit the lake on a rowing or motor boat ride to explore the lake and take in its crystal clear waters and surrounding scenery up close. It’s a relaxing way to enjoy the tranquility of the lake and take in the surrounding scenery from a unique perspective. The lake offers ideal conditions for water sports such as boating and kayaking; it is possible to enjoy a fun day on the water, exploring the secluded bays and enjoying the surrounding nature and fishing. The lake, in fact, is a popular place for fishing, thanks to the presence of a variety of fish species. You can fish from the shore or from a boat, and the waters of the lake offer excellent opportunities to catch trout, perch and other species.

The hiking trails surrounding Lake Piediluco such as the Sentiero Frate Francesco (Friar Francis Trail) and other trails offer fantastic opportunities for hiking and mountain biking.

You can explore the surrounding woods, take in beautiful panoramic views, and immerse yourself in the unspoiled nature of the area. Along the shores of the lake there are several areas equipped with beaches where you can relax in the sun, have a picnic by the water or take a refreshing swim. This enchanting lake is the main attraction of Piediluco.

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