Archeological itinerary discovering the Castelli Romani: history, myth and legend.
Departure from Roma Termini 8:21 a.m. Arrival in Albano 9:21 a.m
According to the tradition the town is on the ancient Albalonga, established by Ascanio, son of the Trojan hero Enea. the legend says that during the war against Rome, in order to avoid wastefulness of blood, kings decided to make the three champions of Albalonga fight against the three champions of Rome. Albans chose the Curiazi brothers and Romans the Orazi brothers. Romans won the battle and Albalonga began to be part of the Roman empire. The name of Albalonga comes directly from Alba longa.Romans named this area Albanium and Ager Albanum the surrounding area because they recognized where the ancient town of Alba was, mother of ROME.Thanks to The presence of the famous ancient via Appia and the beautiful natural riches, Albanium became immediately the favorite place of the rich and famous who built there their own villas.The main transformation of the area was under Settimio Severo, who ordered the construction of the second Parthian legion’s camp (Castra Albana), which housed around 6000 legionaries and where the legionaries’ families built their houses.
Nowadays there are many archeological evidences such as the thermal baths , the amphitheater, the Cisternoni, used for the army’s water provision.
Among different water tanks built by Romans for the water provision either for private and imperial villas or the army camp , the Cisternoni are well-known worldwide for their grandiosity and current use.
Stopover in a famous bakery house of the city centre.
Transfer by private bus to Lanuvio.
Lanuvio archeological itinerary from the village and visit to the civic museum that with more than 2000 evidences and the magnificent Juno
Lunch at the leisure.
Transfer by bus to the Albano station. Departure from Albano station
20.34 p.m Arrival in Roma station (Termini).
Meet your tour guide at: 9:30 Albano, central square
Access to: the museums and archaeological sites of the three towns, as per the program
Itinerary: Albano, Lanuvio, Nemi by private bus
End of the tour at: Nemi
Duration: full day
NOTES: A minimum number of 25 Members is required.
The price includes
Planning and guided tour
Licensed tour guide of the Province of Rome available for members
Mode of travel:
*NOT INCLUDED: the journey to Albano