A day with the “Legio secunda parthica Severiana”

In Albano Laziale is there one of the largest Roman water reservoirs in the world, consisting of five gigantic naves, the waterreserve of the Second Parthica Legion: the so-called Cisternoni can hold about 10,000 cubic meters of water and are still in use today.

Together with the Roman Amphitheater, the Baths of Caracalla, the Villa Imperiale, the Porta Pretoria, the Sepulcher of the Orazi and Curiazi, the three Museums, the Catacombs of San Senatore, Albano is an unmissable place to tour. On Saturdays, you could even encounter Roman legionaries doing some military exercises: they are members of the Legio Secunda Parthica Severiana Association, that have recreated the costumes and weapons of the legionaries with great accuracy, and practice every week in archaeological sites.

In June the municipality often organises a Festival about the traditions of ancient Romans. Albano is also home to several beautiful churches, some of which, like San Pietro and la Rotonda, stand on the remains of Roman buildings of Castra Albana.

Info: https://www.secundaparthica.com