Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, Castel Gandolfo

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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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  • August 17, 2017
    The small village, where you do not suffer from the heat in summer. I was there today for a little walk before lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. I liked the Center from the residence of the Pope, looking out across a square, where you can find many shops and souvenirs is in the square in the street which then leads to the garden. No shortage of bars and restaurants and an alleyway you can arrive in a scenic area where you can admire the Lake. The parking lots are not lacking, for the most part a fee. The Center then you can with your car to reach the lake where in addition to the various bars and restaurants, there are several bathing establishments. Recommended for relaxing
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  • August 15, 2017
    We thought just a few rooms would be open as the previous Pope is in residence but we saw a gallery of Popes including a new portrait of Francesco, the audience room, the popes desk, 2 small chapel, a...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The Palace began with the exhibition of paintings and history of the popes, then with the guide you can now access the Papal apartment since Pope Francis doesn't live there anymore. Nothing extraordinarily beautiful antique furniture and other times simple. Great and interesting Park sin the high ticket cost.
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