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Area in the Albana Hills southeast of Rome between the Via Casilina and the famous Via Appia Antica in the Italian region of Lazio. In the past, there was a castle on each of the hills, which then gave way to the magnificent palaces of the cardinals and nobles during the Renaissance. Above Lake Albano lies the municipality of Castel Gandolfo with the former summer residence of the Pope. Since 2016, this has been open to the public as a museum. The fertile soil of the slopes has been used for wine growing for centuries. Today, there are about 7,000 hectares of vineyards that extend to the city limits of Rome (some vineyards are still within the administrative boundaries of the city). Three quarters of them are located around the large, extinct Tuscolano volcano, whose craters can still be seen in the Albano and Nemi lakes.

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