For centuries Lago Fusaro has been a source of inspiration for poets, artists and musicians
Lago Fusaro is a small lake of volcanic origin in Bacoli, near Naples, closed off from the sea by just a sliver of land. During the Roman era it was surrounded by villas and thermal spas.
King Ferdinand IV of the Bourbon dynasty built a charming hunting and fishing lodge here, called Casina Vanvitelliana.
It was designed by architect Luigi Vanvitelli, who designed the Royal Palace of Caserta.
The lovely villa is a seamless blend of Neoclassic and late Baroque elements. Now connected to land by a wooden bridge, it originally was reachable only by row boats.
It has been a source of inspiration for poets, artists and musicians. Mozart composed here the famous opera "La Clemenza di Tito".
At the entrance tourists are welcomed by a garden rich in exotic plants and flowerbeds overlooking the lake.
Via Cuma/SP43, Bacoli.
The Casina Vanvitelliana is open for visits on Sundays from 10:00 AM till 1:00 PM.