he Catacombs under the Church of Santa Maria della Stella can be dated
back to the 3rd century A.C. and can be deemed the existence's sign
of a large Christian Community in Albano. In fact the eponymous saint
was Albano's citizen. These catacombs are dug in a pozzolana bank between
two peperino layers.
They were found in the 18th century and thanks to a recent restoration
it is possible to admire some frescos painted probably in a period between
the first imperial age and the 9th century. It is worth focusing on
the painting in the apse near the main entrance representing the Redeemer
between the Virgin and San Smaragdo.