Lake Albano was originally formed by the merger of two volcanic craters, as its elliptical form testifies.
People go sailing and canoeing on the lake’s placid waters. And by the lakeside at Castel Gandolfo you come across groups of joggers and cyclists. Whereas it is best to use a mountain bike to circumnavigate the whole lake, using the many paths and dirt tracks dotted around the terrain. There are side tracks from the main route, but these feature plenty of uphill climbs, heading for Belvedere di Marino, the ruins of Albalonga or the outlying areas.
The paths through the Castelli Romani Nature Park offer wide range of options for walkers, cyclists or those on horseback.
The lake lies 293 m above sea level and is roughly 3.5 Km long, 2.3 Km wide and 170 m deep. It covers an area of roughly 6 square Km and has a perimeter of 10 Km. It is fed by underground pools and has an artificial outlet dating back to Roman times.
Together with Lake Nemi, it is protected territory within the Castelli Romani Nature Park.