Lake Nemi is a small circular volcanic lake in the Lazio region of Italy 30 kilometers south of Rome, taking its name from Nemi, the largest town in the area, that overlooks it from a height. The lake is most famous for its sunken Roman ships. These ships were very large and technologically advanced for their time. Emperors Caligula and Tiberius sailed Lake Nemi not merely to cool off in summer, but to assert themselves as Nemorensi, rulers aligning with the Stars, wedded to Earth's perpetual life-force.
Lake Albano is a small volcanic crater lake in the Alban Hills of Lazio, 15 miles southeast of Rome. On a height of 961 feet (293 m) above sea level, overlooking it is Castel Gandolfo, where the Pope has a villa. It was known to the Roman Empire as Albanus Lacus. In its vicinity stood Alba Longa. It hosted the canoeing and rowing events of the 1960 Summer Olympic Games that were held at Rome. The lane marking system developed for these events is commonly referred to as the Albano buoy system.
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