Albano Laziale

Romitory of St. Angelo in Lacu

The remains of the Romitorio di S. Angelo (Hermitage of St. Angelo) can be seen on the southeast side of Lake Albano, below the Convent of Palazzolo, immersed and half hidden by a dense vegetation which gives it particular charm and mystery.

Today, among the ruins you can still imagine where the stairs, the rooms, the sculptured seats and the bell tower used to be.
The hermitage probably dates back to pre-Christian times as gathering from the stonework similar to that used in Etruscan places of worship. It was later rebuilt in the 13th century by Cardinal Giacomo Savelli (Pope Honorius IV) and then, after becoming a hiding place for bandits, was destroyed in 1773 by Cardinal Antonio Colonna.

Where? Trail CAI 511 โ€“ย sentiero dei 2 laghiย โ€“ Albano Laziale