The Only Tourists in Scanno

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After visiting and having lunch at Il Lago di San Domenico we decided to drive a little further to the town of Scanno. It has another beautiful lake with stunning landscape views.

We parked up at a parking place near to the lake – it didn’t seem to charge now the main summer season had passed so that was good. There was barely anyone else around and so we had the lake to ourselves to explore.

A Walk with a View

We walked around admiring the views and sat on a bench reflecting on how gorgeous a sight it was. We thought it was funny that it was such a nice day but it was so quite – no one was about. This meant that the rows of pedalos lined up on the shore weren’t going to be used today – none of the kiosks were open which we were quite disappointed with as we would have loved to have got out on the water for a bit.

On our way back to the car we stumbled across a wooden hut selling touristy gifts and postcards. This was the most touristy thing we had seen since being in Italy and so I couldn’t resist getting a few postcards. Here we saw another older British couple who were also getting some postcards of Scanno – yay we weren’t the only tourists in the village! They soon disappeared though and after purchasing a rather charming owl shaped pot rest for Nathan’s Gran we did too.

Picture Perfect

We made our way up through the village and admired the views and houses stacked on the Italian hillside – it felt really authentic and picture perfect. We were quite hungry but couldn’t find any open cafes or restaurants that appeared to be open – another reoccurring theme of the week!


Have you ever been to Scanno? Did you make it onto a pedalo? 

3 Responses

  1. This looks like such a lovely place! And what fun to have it almost all to yourselves. That’s a great way to do it! 🙂

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