Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, Castel Gandolfo
(4.1/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo is considered to be one of Italy’s most scenic towns, and is home to the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Pope. Roam the piazza facing the palace to appreciate the fountain and scattering of shops and cafes. Take in the scenic view of Lake Albano or see the Stadio Olimpico, which staged the rowing events during the Rome Olympics. Visit archaeological sites like the Emissario del Lago Albano and the Villa of Domitian, or artistic locations like the Collegiate Church of St. Thomas of Villanova. You can also wander the cobblestone streets or enjoy one of the many restaurants in town. Add Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo to your Castel Gandolfo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Castel Gandolfo tour planner.
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  • Located on the slope of the crater of a volcano, now Lake Albano, Castelgandolfo has been for centuries the summer residence of the Popes. Small Citadel, you can visit most of the villas and the Astronomical Observatory. The food is the same as Rome, very tasty. It can be reached by train from Rome, with a stretch on foot. But better to go by car.
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  • We were able to visit the gardens and the museum. The complete villa was being opened on the day that we left for our next trip. The ride through the gardens was very serene and informative. The museu...  more »
  • Beautiful village overlooking Lake Albano, quiet, clean, tidy, ideal to spend a day in good company. Amazing view, great the air we breathe, indeed it is true that the Popes were to Detox from unhealthy air in the capital. Full of souvenir shops and typical cuisine of Lazio, trattorias and restaurants abound.
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