Lake Albano

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dad414
Beacon, NY340 contributions
very refreshing on a hot day
Oct 2021
Beautiful lake up in the hills outside of Rome. Very picturesque and scenic. Lots of photo ops. Much cooler in the summer than down below.
Written October 18, 2021
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Darwin G
London, UK143 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2020 • Couples
Beautiful quite town not far from Rome. This place is a must if you have some spare time and if you are staying in Rome.
Written October 1, 2020
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Johny K
4 contributions
Italians are the reason for this poor review
Sep 2020
The lake is simply amazing. It's beautiful. Unfortunately, everything around it is just TERRIBLE! The way Italians "don't care" is ruining this place. It's unmaintained, dirty, garbage is lying everywhere. There is a former "Olympic park" which is rotting and rusting behind fence yet part of it is till used. Noone cares, noone maintains it. "Just hop on our kayaks and don't look around much, dear tourist" Also because there is a walk around it, the dog poop is lying everywhere. There is a rusty gate on one place which says "do not enter, falling stones", which was obviously kicked in and got pretty vandalized - on the other hand now you can at least get to the lake without fighting unmaintained vegetaion full of thorns, garbage, used condoms and whatever stuff. 1 star for amazing lake, 2nd star for not finding a dead body.
Written September 9, 2020
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Grumpaholic
Wokingham, UK82 contributions
Kayaking in the wind
Aug 2020 • Family
If you do Rome make sure you visit Lake Albanian, loads to do with kids and different beaches around the lake. We spent two hours in the kayak.
Hard going as it was windy, then some wind surfing. We then drove round the lake stopping at different points. Lots to do to kill a day or two. Loads of places to eat and we found a side road lay-by selling hot pig rolls. They we not to be missed.
Written August 14, 2020
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Fleur
Rome, Italy12 contributions
In the Caldera of a Volcano lies a blue beauty
Aug 2019
This lake is very mysterious. In its deepest parts it's 170 m deep. The lake has a hidden tunnel wich controls the water level. The oracle of Delphi told to do so. You feel the mystery of that place at every part of the lake. I would never ever try to swim in the lake even if I really LOVE swimming. It could be dangerous because of the gas. And there might be currents underwater.
Written February 21, 2020
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KestasKS
Vilnius, Lithuania2,595 contributions
Small, beautiful
Feb 2020 • Solo
Small and nice lake. Probably the best view is from Castel Gandolfi. Probably it is best to view rather than do some activities on the lake.
Written February 10, 2020
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Joan D
3 contributions
beautiful place
Mar 2019
Charming city by the gorgeous blue lake. Castel Gondolfo is impressive and the people are friendly. Go see it
Written December 30, 2019
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kate08
ireland224 contributions
Beautiful
Dec 2019 • Friends
We took train from Rome and after 40 minutes arrived to stunning views of this beautiful lake. When in the town you can still get beautiful glimpses of the lake. Well worth the time to visit and take a break from the city.
Written December 19, 2019
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Alice
21 contributions
Awesome
Oct 2019 • Solo
Really awesome. Anyone whos going to Rome should set aside half a day at least to come.. have a little picnic chill a bit.
It's only a short 40 min train to castel gandolfo. Just head downwards along the path to get to the waters. But it's a great view even from the platform.
Written November 5, 2019
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Shelly M
Post Falls, ID493 contributions
Beautiful Respite!
Aug 2019 • Couples
My daughter is visiting Italy for the first time and has only two weeks to cram in Florence and Rome, so we've pretty well been going full tilt 24/7! I thought it might be nice to have a "free" day and just relax and recoup. Naturally, Castel Gandolfo with its stunning lake immediately came to mind.
We packed a nice Italian lunch, a bottle of wine and jumped in the car. There was almost NO ONE on the lake! (All the Italians are away on vacation the last 2 weeks in August, so good for us!)
We rented some beach chairs, an umbrella and two kayaks and had the most marvelous day. The water was nearly bath warm even at 9 am and it was such a treat to be able to kayak on a glassy lake without the sound of speed boats or jetskis ruining the day. The water is also clean and clear for the same reason. Did I mention the views are spectacular! You can see lots of summer homes, including the Pope's, built into the hillsides. Beautiful!
Written August 28, 2019
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