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Lake Albano

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Lake Albano, site of Italian National Championships

Lake Albano is a small volcanic crater lake in the Alban Hills of Lazio, at the foot of Monte Cavo, 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Rome. Overlooking it is Castel Gandolfo, where the Pope has a villa.

The lake is about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) long by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) wide, formed by the overlapping union of two volcanic craters, an origin indicated by the ridge in its center, which rises to a depth of 70 m (230 ft).

It hosted the canoeing and rowing events of the 1960 Rome Olympic. The lane marking system developed for these events is commonly referred to as the Albano buoy system. It also is the venue for open water swims including the 2011 Italian National Open Water Swimming 5K Time Trials.

Italian National Open Water Swimming Championships[edit]