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Pigneto Lake, Rome


Pigneto lake (Figure 1) is the only natural lake in Rome, Italy. It lies in the district of Pigneto and is formed from mineral water sources (acqua bullicante). Pigneto is one of the most populated neighborhoods in the city and also one of the poorest, with one of the highest crime rates. The discovery of the lake and the creation of a public park around it was an important development for this area and its inhabitants, providing a safe and healthy environment for outdoor activities. Today the lake is home to numerous species of protected wildlife. The neighborhood committees are working to have the area recognised as a public park.

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