Why in the lake of Nemi, small and without any outlet to the sea, two immense Roman ships of 70 meters in lenght and 24 in width were built?

Why a ship had no oars or sail, while the other wore benches for many oars?


Why an elegant structure with marble columns, copper tiles, bronze statues, and mosaic floors had been erected on the wooden hull?


Why screws that held the planking of the base structure together were immersed in a gold bath?

Why are there the ruins of a mysterious Roman villa on the shore of the lake?

Why, all around the lake, are there the foundations of a wide road?

Hypothetic reconstruction of the villa



Why in the great temple, along with the cult of Diana, was celebrated the mysterious Egyptian cult of Isis, the Great Mother?


Why, next to the temple, lies buried a small theater?

Why the ships, still new, were deliberately sunk?

Why, a huge quantity of reperts of the two roman ships, during the centuries, finished in the museums of all Europe?

Why no ancient historian, on everythingh of that, wrote a word?




Villa Doria it’s a  public  park  in Albano Laziale, one of   the   biggest    town  in  Castelli   Romani.   It’s  a   beautiful      and    big    park    with    avenues,  delicious     corners,  a    sporting     club    with     beack     volley,    tennis,        swimming  pool, restaurant and caffè.

The park is very popular with families, couples, human and dogs, but is also very important because hosts the ruins of a huge  Roman  Villa: the   Villa  of Pompeo Magno.
The   Villa  was  built   with   great   pomp  by   Pompeo   (roman   soldier   and political) between 61 and 58 b.C.

The ruins, still majestic, occupay an area of 340 meters in lenght   and 260 in terms of width equal to 9 hectares.


The central body of the Villa reached three floor high.

it’s fascinating walking with the dog or the baby around such a magnificient Roman ruins.


Between the 1700 and 1800 the Villa became property of the powerful Doria Pamphili Family. One of the most important noble families in the story of Italy.