Pergusa Lake

Pergusa Lake

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Lago di Pergusa
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Lake Pergusa is set between a group of mountains in the chain of Erei, and it is located 5 km from Enna, Italy. It is a vital place in the migratory current of lots of birds. In addition to birds, which are certainly the protagonists of the Pergusa nature reserve, here there are also interesing species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Around the lake, there is the most important racing track of Southern Italy, the Autodromo di Pergusa, that hosted international competitions and events, such as Formula 1, Formula 3000 and a Ferrari Festival with Michael Schumacher.

In the area of Pergusa lake we can also find an archeological site, known as "Cozzo Matrice", practically the rests of an old fortified village, where some imposing walls dating about 8000 BC, a sacred citadel, a rich necropolis and the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to Demeter, dating more than 2,000 years ago.

The important forest and green area named Selva Pergusina (that means "Pergusa's Wood") surrounds a part of the Lake Pergusa Valley, evocating a scenographic panorama.

External links

* [ Enna turismo tra archeologia e natura]
* [ Province of Enna]
* [ Tourist Agency of Enna]

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