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Piediluco Lake and the 'Reatino'

An alpine lake fed by the waters of the Velino, which in turn feeds the Marmora falls. It is the door to the Sacred Valley of Rieti, where nature has inspired St. Francis to his Canticle of the Creatures.




If you love beautiful scenery and a discovery of small coves whose existence, from the shore, appears entirely unexpected, while the thick reeds among of the lake the solar flares are reflected by the ripples of the water surface, what it does for you is around the lake by boat. A unique opportunity to discover this beautiful lake from a special point of view. All this is accompanied by experienced local guides and experts of the secrets of the lake like no other.If the Italian Rowing Federation has chosen the Piediluco Lake as the site of the National Rowing Centre named after the historical president of the Federation, Paolo D'Aloja, which so much has been spent on this sports center, the reason lies in the particular density of ' lake water. Water ideal for boating. Here houses the Italian National Olympic rowing, who trains and organizes international meetings.

Lake Piediluco has always been generous to fish with the fishermen. The villagers reciprocate the generosity lake honoring the fruits fish in the best way possible: on the table.Perch, one of the local fish, has become the emblem of the kitchen of the lake with the name of the “carbonaretto alla piedilucana”.  The perch are cooked on high heat until the charring the outside, hence the name carbonaretti. They are then gutted and served with a green sauce and particularly tasty.And the taste of the lake takes on a whole different taste.



By lovers of breathtaking views to those who prefer trekking historians, tireless trekking for those who love bike rides, Lake Piediluco has in any case the answer to what you are looking for. The ruins of the fortress Albornoz towering over the lake, once the home of Lord Blasco from Belviso, is a must for every excursion, on foot or by bicycle, for those who want to combine the charm of the story in a wonderful postcard view. But also the romantic walkers have their ritual obliged to Echo Mountain where, after a visit to the Basilica of Saint Valentino, can shout the name of the beloved and listen to resonate.Piediluco is the point of departure and arrival of numerous bike trails, from the simplest around the lake in the most challenging but exciting as the Greenway Black. Altogether it reported a ring of 180 km.As for the racing bike, Piediluco is the point of departure and arrival of three rings cycling for all legs. The tour of the lakes, the tour of the Franciscan sanctuaries and the climb of the Terminillo, and is also one of the points of rando Grand Tour Rando, the path of the patent cycling permanent Umbria, which, with its 320 km, linking all the main points of interest in the area. Piediluco is the point of departure and arrival of numerous bike trails, from the simplest around the lake in the most challenging but exciting as the Greenway Black. Altogether it reported a ring of 180 km.As for the racing bike, Piediluco is the point of departure and arrival of three rings cycling for all legs. The tour of the lakes, the tour of the Franciscan sanctuaries and the climb of the Terminillo, and is also one of the points of rando Grand Tour Rando, the path of the patent cycling permanent Umbria, which, with its 320 km, linking all the main points of interest in the area.

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