Un lago alpino nel mezzo dell'Umbria dei prodigi
Piediluco is a picturesque town whose name means "at the foot of the montain". With its appearance which has remained unchanged since the Middle Ages, with its low, small and coloured houses, it is really dislocated in the narrow stretch of land which lies between the lake and the mountain. Lake Piediluco which takes its name from that of the town is so irregular in shape that it could be an Alpine lake. The back of the village is dominated by the Castle (11th century). The Waterfalls, which are immersed in a natural scenery of incomparable beauty, are an artificial work due to the Romans. In fact, at that time, the Velino river was greatly enlarged and had created a vast zone of stagnant waters, swampy and unhealthy. Aiming to make these waters deflow, the consul Curius Dentatus had a canal dug which directed them in direction of the Marmore cliff.