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The Colli Albani volcano (also known as Alban Hills volcano) is the large quiescent volcano that dominates the southern Rome (hereon Roma) skyline (Fig. 1). It covers almost 1600 km2 and its K-rich rocks have attracted the attention of geologists since the nineteenth century. The Colli Albani is one of the most, if not the most, explosive mafic volcanoes in the world. The state of activity of this volcano and its influence on the history of the Roma foundation has been heavily debated since Roman times by historians, scientists and archaeologists. As a result of recent detailed...

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