Albano (anc. Albanum), a city of Italy, in the province of Rome, near the southern extremity of Lake Albano, 14 m. S. E. of Rome; pop. 5,200. It occupies the site of Pompey's villa, and is on the opposite side of the lake to that of ancient Alba Longa. It is a favorite summer resort of the Roman nobility on account of its beautiful scenery and pure air. It possesses a museum of antiquities and many fine ruins. The Albano wine, which is made in the vicinity, was already famous among the ancient Romans. The lake of Albano, or Lago di Castello, is in the crater of an extinct volcano, and is surrounded by huge basaltic rocks.