Located only 20km (10 miles) southeast of Rome, the Castelli Romani is collectively comprised of 16 small towns spread throughout the verdant Colli Albani (Albano hills). Since ancient times, the noblemen of Rome would come for its fresher climate during summer, a tradition followed by the Popes who still have a summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. The name Castelli Romani dates back to the 14th century and derives from the castles or noble palazzi the Roman feudal families established in the area.
Check out what to see and do within the towns:
TOP 5 TOWNS TO VISIT IN THE CASTELLI ROMANI
The Town of Nemi
Exploring Genzano di Roma
Interested in Archaeology?
The Sacred Grove in Nemi: The Sanctuary of Diana Nemorensis
Nymphaea in Castel Gandolfo: Part 1 The Doric Nymphaeum
Nymphaea in Castel Gandolfo: Part 2 The Bergantino Nymphaeum
Interested in Museums & Ville?
Apostolic Palace and the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo (Villa Barberini Gardens)
A Baroque Time Capsule: Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia
Albano Laziale's Museum and Monument Network