Castel Gandolfo Travel Guide
Another view from the terrace
Another view from the terrace
Grand Vistas begin at the top of Castel...
Audience at Papal Palace
Church of San Tommaso di Villanova
The church of San Tommaso di Villanova is right there in Piazza Liberta, just a short way from the Papal Palace and it is credited to Bernini. Well worth a visit inside. The church was built in 1659 and is one of the masterpieces of Gian-lorenzo Bernini, who just happens to...
GANDOLFO Via Saponara - candy for your camera
Via Saponara is a path down the right side from the terrace facing the lake - here you will see views that your camera will devour with much delight. (Trekky - this is especially for you, my friend!)
Walk up the hill to Papal entrance
Your virtual tour with me begins here, on the path up to the Papal Palace. Once you have made the short trip from Rome to Castel Gandolfo by car or by bus, you will alight at the bottom of a short hill where there is parking and the Cotral bus stop - from there, the path...
Papal Blessing at Castel Gandolfo - Aug/Sept
Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing during the Angelus prayer from his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 - his first public appearance since having the cast removed from his broken right wrist. The pontiff jokingly said that his hand was...
Capuccino with the locals
Looking away from the Papal Palace, at the other end of Piazza Liberta, you will see this lovely cobblestone pathway with many outdoor cafes and lots of conversation flowing.Photo 2 - Far end of Piazza Liberta
Enjoy the view of Lago Albano
We asked a kind gentleman to take a photo of us on the terrace - and here is the view of Lago Albano from the upper city Castel Gandolfo - just below the Piazza Liberta.Photo 2 - Best view
Panoramic vistas unparalled
As you exit the Church of San Tomas in Piazza Liberta, make an immediate left to the top of the little cobblestone pathway and you will be greeted by this spectacular vista - it will draw you down and into it - to the terrace where you will see the vast expanse of Lago...
Take a bath in the Lake of Albano
In the summer we always went to the lake of Albano.........swimming or just taking the sun on the beach.In the weekends it can be crowdy and you have to come early to find a parkingplace, during the week it's very quiet.Not only swimming can be down, you can also rent a...
The View to the Lake
Lake Albano is the reason why this region is called "Colli Albani", and the views over it from several villages are very nice, specially from Castelgandolfo.Look @ it through the houses, walk in the path above and parallel to it, try and go down if you have...
.... The Guard serves not only as a Guard of Honour but also keep order every time the Pope is in public, that is for liturgical celebrations in St. Peter's Basilica, at the General Audiences."I swear I will faithfully, loyally and honourably serve the Supreme Pontiff John...
Papal Audience II
Summer Audiences at Castel Gandolfo do not require tickets but you must journey out of Rome in order to attend. The Audience starts at 10.30pm!And lasts about 30minutes....**Pleae note : For each of Summer Audience, the Papal Household will make the decision the day before....
Napoli: Pizza & Sfizi Napoletani
The best pizza I've ever had !! No doubt !!Pizza a forno a legna !It's the good pizza alta ( the high bottom ), how the original Napoletan pizza should be.Every morning from Battipaglia ( south of Napels ) arrives the fresh mozzarella di bufala ( buffel mozzarella-cheese...
Napoli: Pizza & Sfizi Napoletani: Best pizza ever. Really.
I loved this pizzeria although the hours were odd and often unreliable. Were they closed on mondays? It seemed like they were always renovating. The owners are incredible too. I met them on more than one occasion. The pizza is fantastic and the service is wonderful.As the...
Antico Ristorante Pagnanelli: Great Experience
This is the best restaurant I have been to so far in 31 years of my life! www.pagnanelli.itNot the typical restaurant, more like a country style restaurant, it has got 10 rooms with lake views on the top also owned by the family.It's a restaurant that has been there since...
Bar Sport: "Un capuccino e un cornetto, per favore!"
Castel Gandolfo's relaxed environment asks for a long capuccino and a good conversation! Search "Bar Sport" and sit outside on the tables in the middle of the street, and let the town embrace you while you taste what Italy does best: cappuccino (try to say "cappuccio",...
Castel Gandolfo from Rome
Castel Gandolfo is 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Rome and the best way, if you have the option, is by car - then you can drive comfortably around the lake and villages. We returned from CG to Rome on a Saturday evening with no traffic in about 25 minutes. However, it...
to get there..
Just easy.....take METROPOLITANA A to ANAGNINA.then take COTRAL BLUE BUS to CastelGandolfo.About 30-40 minutes ride.Buy the Cotral ticket at newspaper stall in the metro station, from the exit gate turns right and on the left side, you'll see the stall.1 EURO for one way...
The third crater !
The third crater, we used to live here in a residence called ' miragolf '.We still have a little apartment there, now used for renting to other people.The third crater is also a big golf complex ( exclusive ) with some little lakes inside.
Look over the crater..........do...
The pope's palace
The pope is staying the month of august in Castel Gandolfo.When he's feeling well, he is doing the mess on sundaymorning.The swiss guardians are opening the gate and about 100 people can enter inside the palace to hear the pope speaking.It's a very nice experience, because...
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