Lago Albano
Lake Albano (Italian: Lago Albano or Lago di Castel Gandolfo) is a small volcanic crater lake in the Alban Hills of Lazio, at the foot of Monte Cavo, 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Rome. Castel Gandolfo, overlooking the lake, is the site of the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo.
In Roman times it was known as Albanus Lacus and lay not far from the ancient city of Alba Longa.
With a depth of about 170 m (560 ft), Lake Albano is the deepest in Lazio. The lake is 3.5 km (2.2 mi) long by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) wide, and was formed by the overlapping union of two volcanic craters, an origin indicated by the ridge in its center, which rises to a height of 70 m (230 ft). Plutarch reports that in 406 BC the lake surged over the surrounding hills, despite there being no rain nor tributaries flowing into the lake to account for the rise in water level. The ensuing flood destroyed fields and vineyards before eventually pouring into the sea.
Around 395 BC, during the wars between Rome and Veii, a discharge tunnel was built crossing the crater walls. It served as an emissary whenever the water level overflowed its mouth. According to Titus Livius, this feat of engineering was incited by the Oracle of Delphi: the Roman victory against Veii would be possible only when the lake waters were channeled and used for irrigation. The emissary is at 293 meters over the sea level. The tunnel (1200 m long, 1,20 m wide and 2 m high) ends at a spot called Le Mole, below Castel Gandolfo.
It hosted the canoeing and rowing events of the 1960 Summer Olympic Games that were held in Rome. The lane marking system developed for these events is commonly referred to as the Albano buoy system.

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On Monte Cavo's slopes, the Convento di Palazzolo is built over a Roman settlement with views over Lago Alba no.There are marked walks in the woods nearby. E Follow signs to Via dei Laghi/Albano Laziale, continuing on the $5218.
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Spinto dall'amore per Eleonora Duse, Gabriele D'Annunzio sognava di realizzare un teatro greco sulle sponde del Lago Albano, un progetto mai portato a compimento
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_Valorizzazione ed uno sviluppo vero e perequato di quel che resta del nostro territorio, i Castelli Romani, porzione geografica splendida, unica e purtroppo oggetto da troppi decenni, ormai, di politiche miopi atte a cambiarne addirittura la morfologia, la vocazione, il profilo e la storia. Un cittadino degno di tale caratteristica deve mantenere un legame profondo…
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Salviamo il Lago Albano!!! Basterebbe occuparsene ed eliminare le cause della perdita di livello delle acque (6 metri).  Prelievi diretti e pozzi abusivi.
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Serata perfetta per una bella passeggiata lungo il lago ad Albano ...con la migliore compagna, mia sorella . Una leggera canotta HeM, pantacollant, borsa borchiata e scarpe da ginnastica forate Vitulli.. Outfit completamente SBAGLIATO perché con questo caldo non ci vorrebbe che un bel bikini, intanto mi consolo con un fresco ghiacciolo un bacio a tutti. Doris
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Rome the Second Time: Albano - a day trip with all things Roman
The "cisterone," in use today to water gardens and lawns The town of Albano, nestled in the Colli Albani - Alban Hills, is a great day trip outside Rome. Unlike the more famous towns surrounding Rome - Frascati, Castel Gandolfo and Tivoli - Albano attracts few tourists.
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Figured I would continue the post from yesterday with some photos from our stroll around Lago Albano and the quaint little town of Marino this past Sunday. So, after driving in a taxi for an hour and a half after the wine festival, we finally arrived at our incredibly hard-to-find hotel and passed out.
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