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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  • This is the site of the Pope's summer palace, which was recently opened to the public for the first time, but unfortunately all sites appeared to be closed as it was Easter Monday. Several of the rece...  more »
  • We went with City Wonders to the Pope's summer palace, along with touring the gardens and having a private lunch in the gardens and farm. There were only 7 people on this tour and it's a MUST SEE sinc...  more »
  • Castel Gandolfo is knoun because of the Pope.. But you have to remember that it is also a wonderful town developed on an hill, which was in ancient time a vulcano. The town has a wonderful view on Alb...  more »