: G.R.A. E90 Appia Exit
: Castel Gandolfo Golf Club
This ancient town rises on the Colli Albani, hills of volcanic origin, and near a lake also called Albano. The town is one of the so-called 'Castelli Romani' (the others are Frascati, Grottaferrata, Marino, Albano, Ariccia, Genzano, Nemi, Rocca di Papa, Rocca Priora, Montecompatri, Monte Porzio Catone, Colonna) all founded in the middle ages by Popes and rich Roman families as their countryside residences. The area of the Colli Albani, the Castelli Romani and the lakes of Nemi and Albano are included in the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani. The town rose from a settlement established by emperor Domitianus, in the vicinity of the ancient Latin town of Alba Longa, the capital of the Latin peoples whose kings ruled over Latium for centuries until Rome, founded by the Alban princes Romulus and Remus, replaced Alba.