Perched on a hill almost 1,000 meters above sea level, the town of Villalago stands out against the sky, dominating the landscape and the Lacu Valley, which is named for its five lakes. The history of this place is rooted in ancient times. The town as we know it grew up in the eleventh century. Originally built by Benedictine monks, came under the control of a series of feudal families during the late medieval period. This fortress-like town, set amid woods of oak and beech, charms visitors as the embodiment of distant centuries. Today, its old houses are visible reminders of its past. Around it are the lakes: Scanno, the biggest and most beautiful, and Pio the natural habitat of waterfowl and an ideal spot for nature lovers.