More than 2,000 years after Lake Averno featured in the Aeneid and Odyssey, armed Italian police raided the area as part of an investigation into money laundering and mafia infiltration.
Police suspect a hotel and restaurant on the shores of Lake Averno was used as a hideout by the Casalesi gang, one of the most feared clans in the Camorra mafia, which is based around Naples.
As a child we used to live just over the hill from there. The parentals liked the area and people so much that they\’ve been going there pretty much every year since: got back from their last trip about a week ago.
In fact, the people they\’ve just been to stay with own a restaurant and disco on the shores of the lake.
But it\’s the other one, not this one……