Castelli Romani of southeastern Italy Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Castelli Romani, which is a group of scenic Italian villages in the Colli Albani hills.
The Castelli Romani area, which is located southeast of Rome, originated from the collapse of the Latium volcano hundreds of thousands of years ago.
There are two lakes that now occupy the volcanic craters – the smaller Lake Nemi and the larger Lake Albano.
The Castelli Romani region stays relatively cool during the summer, making it a popular destination for escaping the summer heat. A beautiful area of verdant hills and volcanic lakes 20km southeast of Rome, the Colli Albani (Alban Hills) and their 13 towns are collectively known as the Castelli Romani. Since ancient times they’ve provided a green refuge from the city and still today Romans flock to the area on hot summer weekends.
Highlights include the famous wine town of Frascati, hilltop Castel Gandolfo and the scenic Lago Albano. Also the area’s altitude is higher than that of Rome the richerRomans used to frequent it for its fresher climate during summer. he area of the Castelli is volcanic. The former crater is occupied by two lakes, Albano and Nemi. As the area’s altitude is higher as shown in the video Castelli Romani of southeastern Italy is located a short distance south-east of the city of Rome, at the feet of the Alban Hills.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: European Space Agency