Among nature and villages
Its rich history is evidenced by countless prehistoric and Roman archaeological remains. This enchanting volcanic lake, deep and mysterious, tells of a fascinating past. At the same time, it is an unmissable destination for relaxation, thanks to its spacious beaches and many nature walks.
Also popular among water sports enthusiasts, Lake Albano is located in a crater in the Castelli Romani Natural Regional Park and boasts a distinctive figure-of-eight shape. The breathtaking flora and fauna in the area include lush forests, a rich array of aquatic species and many birds along the shores of the lake, amid stunning views.
Its shores are overlooked by important historic locations, such as Albano Laziale, after which the lake is named, and Castel Gandolfo, listed among the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy. Nearby, you can visit Lake Nemi, Ariccia, where you can enjoy a spicy snack of traditional porchetta (roast suckling pig), and the historic villages of Rocca di Papa, Nemi and Genzano di Roma. History buffs will fall in love with the archaeological site of ancient Tusculum near Monte Porzio Catone. Finally, to taste delicious DOC wines and admire important historical artefacts, don’t miss the village of Lanuvio.