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Beautifully overlooking Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo is known for the beauty of the nature that surrounds it and for the elegance of the old town surrounded by walls, which made it elect one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Also known for being the summer residence of the popes, the Papal Palace is located here.
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Castel Gandolfo
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Castel Gandolfo
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Collegiata di San Tommaso
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Castel Gandolfo
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Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Popes
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Castel Gandolfo
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Castel Gandolfo  | Consorzio SBCR
Castel Gandolfo
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Castel Gandolfo
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Castel Gandolfo
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january, 2021

San Sebastiano

About the village

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. 

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

BY CAR

  • From Rome: take the SS 7 Appia. At the height of the loc. Due Santi turn left taking the SP 140 which ends directly in the center of the village.
  • From the south: take the Via Appia for those coming from the south. Exit the town of Albano Laziale and continue on the SP 216 to Castel Gandolfo

ON THE TRAIN

  • Marino Laziale station
  • Albano Laziale station
  • Roma Ostiense station
  • Roma Tiburtina station

BY PLANE

  • Ciampino airport
  • Fiumicino airport

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Yachting Experience
Via Amerigo Vespucci, 5 - 00048, Nettuno (Roma)
32.34 Kilometers from Castel Gandolfo

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Among Villa Aldobrandini, bruschetta and white wine, the Papal Palace, Lake Albano, the abbacchio with potatoes and the alleys of Rocca di Papa. We are in the ancient land of Savelli and Colonna, Orsini and Annibaldi, the aristocratic Roman families of yesteryear. It is the area of the Castelli Romani, a corner of Lazio dotted with ancient manors of noble families, in the fourteenth century a land of refuge for many Romans fleeing the "Av...
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Right from Castel Gandolfo, 85 years ago, Guglielmo Marconi made the first short-wave radiotelephone connection between the center of the Roman Castles and the Vatican. Marconi has long frequented the village near rome. Here he directed and built the Vatican Radio system according to Pio XI's request, and began studying the radar. The Mayor of Castel Gandolfo, Milvia Monachesi, approved yesterday the initiative to give Elettra Marconi the status of a honorary citizen, ...
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