Albano Laziale, a half-hour drive from Rome, is a thriving town located in the area of the Castelli Romani. During the year it hosts a variety of local traditional events of great interest to tourists. The historic centre offers a pleasant walk through monuments with a mixture of architectural styles, ranging from modern, to medieval and baroque churches, and remains and ancient ruins.
Surrounded by greenery, it is located on the banks of the deepest of the Lazio volcanic basins, Lake Albano, together with the nearby village of Castelgandolfo. The lakeside promenade and the many available sports on the lake or on its shores like jogging, mountain biking, canoeing and pedal-boats make it a good choice for those who want to relax not far from Rome.
Noteworthy typical products from this area include the broccoli capoccione, a variety of broccoli that, as the name suggests, has a very large panicle and is the main ingredient in broccoli attufati, one of the most famous local traditional dishes.