Albano Laziale–Castra Albana

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References

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Chiarucci, P. 1988: Albano Laziale, ed.2, Albano Laziale

Chiarucci, P. 1999: ‘Le necropoli della II Legione Partica in Albano,’ in Dal Covolo E. and Rinaldi G. (eds), Gli imperatori Severi: storia, archeologia, religione, Roma, 68–116

Coarelli, F. 1981: Guide archeologhe Laterza – Dintorni di Roma, Roma-Bari

Lugli, G. 1969: Studi e ricerche su Albano archeologica 1914–1967, ed.2 Albano Laziale

Nibby, A. 1848: Analisi storico-topografico-antiquaria della carta de’ dintorni di Roma, vol. I, ed.2, Roma

Ricci, C. 2000: ‘Legio II Parthica: una messa punto,’ in Le Bohec, Y. and Wolff, C. (eds.) Les légions de Rome sous le Haut-Empire: actes du congrès de Lyon, 17–19 septembre 1998, Paris, 397–406

Ricci, G.A. 1787: Memorie storiche dell’antichissima città di Alba Longa e dell’Albano moderno, Roma

Terenzio, A., Trovalusci, G.B., Lugli, G., Mathiae, G., Galletti, A., and Bellagamba, G. 1972: Il tempio di Santa Maria della Rotonda, ed.2, Albano Laziale

Tortorici, E. 1975: Castra Albana, Forma Italiae XI, Roma

Visiting and browsing

Albano gatewayAlbano amphitheatreSubstantial portions of the legionary fortress are still visible in Albano Laziale (images from Wikimedia Commons). These include the south-west gate (porta praetoria) and portions of the defences, including an interval tower on the south-eastern defences. Elements of an earlier imperial villa were incorporated in the fortress, including a nymphaeum and an undergound reservoir and these can still be seen.

Surviving extramural structures include a bath building and an amphitheatre.


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