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This rowing training camp venue is based on the Lake of Piana degli Albanesi, about 30km south west of Palermo, the capital city of Sicily and the Province of Palermo.

The rowing club offer advice on boat transport to Sicily or you can arrange to hire suitable rowing boats, oars and launches. 


By air; Palermo Falcone-Borsellino (PMO) airport is approximately 60km from Piana degli Albanesi

Transfers can be arranged, if required.

Boat transport; Ferries can take trailers from Genoa. Please contact for transport advice

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Piana degli Albanesi, little town with about 6.000 inhabitants, is located on an upland at the height of 2200 feet above the sea level, and mirrors itself in the namesake lake (1.55 mile long), that is just 15 miles away from Palermo, easily reachable through the highway Palermo-Sciacca, perfectly suitable for vans and trails.

This outstanding place offers healthy and high quality food products, a cuisine that uses natural and organic ingredients only. You will taste bread cooked in wood-burning oven, extra virgin oil, fresh ricotta-cheese, amazing meats and cold cuts, the most famous in the world cannoli, organic fruits and vegs.

Teams can stay in the Green Paradise Hotel, just 300 metres from from the lake, with double, triple or quadruple rooms available. Meals can be full board.

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The lake (or reservior) is 3,000 metres long, covers an area of 40 sq kms and is 610 metres above sea level. It was constructed in 1921 largest reservior in Sicily, surronded by 310 hectares of land entrusted to WWF, Italy. 

There is suitable boat shelter and racking, restrooms with showers, conference room with audio and video support, infirmary and a gym.

The sheltered 2,000 metre rowing course is marked course with buoys every 250 metres.

Rowing boats and launches can be hired, if required, or the club can offer expert advice on boat transport to Sicily. 

The gym has 12 Conecpt2 D Model ergos.  




Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further extend the gains you make on your camp.

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