Castel Gandolfo enchants for the sober elegance of its historic center, for the blue waters in which it is mirrored and is world famous for being the summer residence of the Popes.
 
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Village of Castel Gandolfo
Municipality of Castel Gandolfo
Province of Rome
Lazio Region

inhabitants: 8.997
altitude center: 426 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Protected natural areas:
Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani

Municipality of Castel Gandolfo
Piazza Libertà, 7 - Castel Gandolfo (RM)
tel: 069359181

In a splendid position overlooking Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo is situated on the brink of a volcanic crater. The town is known for the beauty of the surrounding nature and its elegant old town centre encircled by the walls. It was elected as one of “The most beautiful villages in Italy” (I borghi più belli d’italia). Above all, the small town is famous for the Palazzo Pontificio where the Popes spent their summers since the 17th century. After all, Castel Gandolfo and the neighbouring towns were the favourite place to build summer residences since the Roman era, initially by Patrician families and emperors and later by the high clergy and Roman aristocracy. Evidence of the Roman time are the remains of the Villa di Domiziano to which the Ninfeo Bergantino belongs. The villas and other residences surviving to this day, such as the Church of San Tommaso di Villanova, were mostly built starting from the 17th century when Castel gandolfo became property of the the Holy See. Its history is very ancient as its origins go back to the town of Alba Longa. 

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Rocca di Papa
Rocca di Papa
The only one among the Castelli Romani that preserved its medieval layout, the picturesque Rocca di Papa is situated on the slopes of Monte Cavo.
Roma - 5.15 KM from Castel Gandolfo
Nemi
Nemi
Nemi is the smallest village of the Castelli Romani and is located in the center of the Colli Albani. Known for the cultivation of strawberries on the shores of Lake Nemi, the relative festival takes place every year on the first Sunday of June.
Roma - 5.96 KM from Castel Gandolfo
Lanuvio
Lanuvio
The Lanuvina tourist offer offers a rich calendar of popular and religious festivals, among which the Music Festival in June stands out. Another element of pride of this village of ancient origins is the Colli Lanuvini DOP wine
Roma - 9.24 KM from Castel Gandolfo
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone is reknown Città del Vino (city of wine), it could also be defined the City of Orchids and Nativity Scenes, for the two beautiful exhibitions successfully held every year.
Roma - 9.4 KM from Castel Gandolfo
Monte Compatri
Monte Compatri
The village of Monte Compatri rises on a tufa hill of volcanic origin and the cellars of the houses, dug in the tufa, form an intricate network of underground tunnels.
Roma - 9.81 KM from Castel Gandolfo
Rocca Priora
Rocca Priora
Rocca Priora, that up to the early twentieth century was the glacier of Rome, stands facing strategically on latin valley and offers still today atmospheres and mountain views.
Roma - 10.75 KM from Castel Gandolfo

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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