Lake of the Salto is the largest artificial lake in Lazio. It was created in 1940 by the dam of the River Salto with the Dam of the Salt, and the resulting submerge of the Valley in the Cicolano. Lake of the Salto is considered a natural jewel in the province of Rieti connected to the nearby Turano lake, with which it shares the water through a long artificial underground canal. There is undoubtedly an unique setting in which the basin stands between the green of the woods and the bare rock of the mountains which get the attention of the visitors. But this is also a place of fascinating and rich history villages, from which you can admire beautiful views. This is the case of Fiamignano, the highest commune in the area, which hosts small jewels such as S. Fabiano and Sebastiano Church, in the main square, and the church, originally Romanesque, and the Church of Our Lady of the Poggio. Perched on a rocky spur of the Monte Moro, then stands Petrella Salto: among the small and charming lanes and the elegant Independence Square, Church of Santa Maria Grazia Assunta deserves a visit; tradition wants that in this place of mystic charm, just at the foot of the fort, Beatrice Cenci killed his father. Continuing along the road along the shores of the lake you reach Borgo San Pietro, from where you climb up to the San Filippa Mareri cave.
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