Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Fucino, or Celano, Lake (classic I.acus Fttcinus), is situated in the province of Aquila, South Italy, 15 miles N. of Sora. Lying between two ranges of the Apennines at a height of 2,276 feet above the sea, and having a length of 10 miles and a breadth of 7 miles, it has always been a source of danger through inundation to the valleys below. The Emperor Claudius drew off the overflow by means of a tunnel to the river Garigliano, but this outlet became blocked, and was only cleared in 1862 at immense cost by a Neapolitan company.