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“Lovely view of Lake Albano”

Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
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Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip from Rome Including Garden Visit and Lunch
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Private Tour of Castel Gandolfo: Barberini Gardens and Apostolic Palace...
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Frascati Vineyards and Castel Gandolfo Bike Trip from Rome
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Cugnoli, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Lovely view of Lake Albano”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

A very pretty town with views of Lake Albano. In the square there is a fountain, bars and shops, very picturesque. We visited the lovely Church but unfortunately the Apostolic Palazzo was closed. We were told that it can be viewed by appointment.

Visited April 2014
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Pearland, TX
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“Beautiful small town”
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Nice quiet town for a short visit. Stop in the town square and have a cappuccino at Cafe Guiducci. Afterwards walk around the quiet streets. Finally take a drive around the lake, stop and take on the views. Very nice relaxing day.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Don't miss this little town!”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

The summer residence of the Pope is simply beautiful! It's a quaint little town which is worth visiting. Just stroll down it's cobbled stone streets and enjoy the view of Lake Albano as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Castel Gandolfo, a small but lovely place...”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Castel Gandolfo is a town located about short drive away (may be half-n-hour) from Rome. They say, it is considered one of Italy's most scenic towns and has a population of just a few thousand residents. Located on the hills it overlooks a lovely lake.
Within town lies the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Pope. Although the palace is located in Castel Gandolfo, it apparently has extraterritorial status as one of the properties of the Holy See (not under Italian jurisdiction). The piazza (the city square – pronounced as ‘pjattsa’) facing the palace has a small fountain, a few shops and cafes around the square and has a very village-like atmosphere to it... gives you the feeling that the piazza itself is a small enclosed village… You could sit there enjoying a great cappuccino – I certainly did!
A hop, skip and a jump away from the square you find a breathtaking scenic view of the lake… A small drive away, we had a lovely authentic Italian dinner at rustic place.. great experience! An afternoon well spent!

Visited May 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Pretty little town”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This place was a nightmare to find as in true Italian style road signs are a rarity! It is a popular spot being the country residence of the pope and therefore a pretty little town. The church in the main square is quite beautiful with stunning frescoes. There are also some lovely views down to the lake. Quite peaceful and tranquil in the off season if you can find it!

Visited September 2013
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