| Pompey chose Albano Laziale to build
his villa, whose ruins cover a nine-hectares area of the public
garden, former -Villa Doria.
The villa, was so famous to be called "Albanum Pompei”
and even Cicero was hosted right here during his travels for
Formia. It was 340 meter long and 260 meter wide and had on
its four sides sloping terraces to level it up.
Four building phases can be observed: the first built during
an age between the Gracchi's government and Silla, period in
which the villa's size was modest; a second one rebuilt after
the destruction of the first villa, that can be dated back to
the 61 – 58 A.C. probably ordered by Pompey; a third phase
in the first years of the 1st century A.C.; and the last one
built during the last years of the 1st century A.C.