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Lago di Barrea

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Address: Barrea, Italy

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Best picnic spot of the National Park

The peak of the driving trip along the Abruzzo National park is definitely the family picnic on the beach of Lago di Barrea. There is a lifeguard on the beach and you can rent a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The peak of the driving trip along the Abruzzo National park is definitely the family picnic on the beach of Lago di Barrea. There is a lifeguard on the beach and you can rent a boat for a reasonable price and appreciate the surroundings of the lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have tried many places around the lake. The first was on the northern side, a beach with sand, plenty of space, but in August too many people. In August we went on the other side, close to the Camping Colle Ciglio, where you can swim in an area even more clear than the other (here no sand). Depending on... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We've visited in February so I could only take pictures, no swimming/kayaking etc. A beautiful wild place though!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Across from La Gravara, where we go for anything from coffee to a full meal, is Ippodromo Nolo Cavalli. This a must to ride horses into the mountains!!!! The men who work there, Alberto and Marco,are the best! They are so courteous, care about your safety and want you to really enjoy yourself. They match you with a horse and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

this is by far the best mountain lake in abruzzo and its not even close,a great place to relax and enjoy nature in all seasons of the year...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

This is a lovely place just off the road to Barrea, you drive over a narrow bridge to reach the lakeside. I don't think you would swim at this area, looks too muddy on the shore for me but it's beautiful to look at and a definite stop off point when driving up to Barrea itself which gives wonderful views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

What a great Lido on Lago di Barrea. La Gravara is the Bar Lido on the lake and has everything you could want for a great day relaxing on the water! They rent paddleboats, horses to ride, comfortable beds to sunbathe on,umbrellas and a great cafe for food and drink. They have pizza, full pasta meals and small snacks.. Ice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Not only the lake but certainly also Barrea itself is well worth your visit. Be amazed about the beauty of the village, and don't forget to visit the borgo. It'll only cost you 1 Euro.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Very pleasant to walk around. Still wild with not many people around in winter. Nice view of the local mountains around. Beware of sheep dogs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

Camping in "La Genziana" was a pleasure - above the lake and only 500km from the pretty town of Barrea, the owner Pasetta is a legend and a great host. The old town itself had a castle and wonderful winding streets and awesome viewpoints. There are wonderful walks in the area and swimming in the lake was a joy as... More 

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