Albano Laziale (often simply known as Albano) is in the province of Rome
, on the Alban Hills, in Latium, central Italy
. It is also a suburb of Rome, which is 25 km away
. It is bounded by other communes of Castel Gandolfo, Rocca di Papa, Ariccia and Ardea. In this relatively unknown town there are still numerous accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals available.
The area falls within the domain of the temperate Mediterranean climate with mild winters
, with temperatures higher than those autumnal springs, summer breezes. This makes Albano a great year round destination with cozy accommodations and luxury lodging including wonderful vacation rental, condo rental, villa rental and apartment rental options.
The modern city of Albano was born on the ruins of Castra Albana. From historic villas to Roman ruins
, make sure not miss Church of San Pietro, built in the 6th century on previous Roman spas, with marble elements re-used from Roman buildings; inside, frescoes of the 13th century and a painting by Gherardo delle Notti. Other sites to explore include the ruins of the ancient villa of Roman consul Pompey of the 1st century BC
, at the entrance of the town coming from Rome. The Porta Pretoria, the main door of the Castra Albania, a large Roman camp built by emperor Sephimius Severus, on which the present town rose. Santa Maria della Rotonda, a church built on a previous Roman villa, with a round plan covered by a dome, with 4 half-circular chapels. The Cisternone, a huge water reservoir underground, is completely excavated in the rock. The Roman amphitheater on top of the town of the 3rd century AD
and the Sepulchre of the Horatii and Curiatii: a huge monument along via Appia, traditionally believed to mark the tombs of the legendary heroes.
In addition to beautiful accommodation, vacation rental, apartment rental and villa rental options, Albano is historically linked to wine production
, primary in and around the Alban Hills. The Alban Hills, known for its wines since Roman times, are the site of a quiescent volcanic complex.
Albano, located in the Castelli Romani area of Lazio
and the area of the Castelli occupies an ancient, fertile volcanic area which has allowed since ancient times a flourishing agriculture. The former crater is occupied by two lakes, the Lake of Nemi and that of Albano. This area is also renowned for the production of the white wine of Frascati. Apart from wine, the area had some culinary delights
in store for its visitors. Ariccia is celebrated for its porchetta (roasted pork meat). Local sweets include maritozzi, a kind of sweet bun. Pizzas here tend to be with a thin, crusty base (typically Roman) and rectangular, with portions often sold by weight, allowing a wider choice of flavours. Typical courses for a meal include starter, pasta, main course, dessert and coffee (espresso), perhaps washed down with a sambuca, grappa or other digestif.
Albano is wonderful base for your next Roman holiday, stay in comfortable vacation rentals, villa rentals, apartment rentals and well equipped accommodations, and enjoy an Italian village off the beaten track.