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Pompey's Villa

Construction's age
1st century A.C.

Location Mazzini - Via Olivella

as part of the villa's ruins are within Villa Doria, Albano's public garden, they can be visited by strolling around the park, while to visit the water tanks it is necessary to go to the local museum; after payment of an entrance fee, visitors will be accompanied by a guide

it can be reached by car , parking in Piazza Mazzini or along Via Olivella or by bus as in front of the public garden there is a bus stop. To visit the water tanks, park your car in front of the local museum

Accessibility for Handicapped
only the public garden is accessible and with somebody's help

Tourist signs
wh it tourist information

Guided visits
"it is possible to visit the villa with a guide within a tour organized by the local museum, in Italian or in English, that can be reserved by phone call 06 9323490 or by fax 06 9325759"

guides and booklets can be bought in the local museum
Pompey's Villa
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.

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