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Castel Gandolfo [ kAstel´ gAndOl´fO]
It is The Papal summer residence.
A town with 6,784 population, 1991, in Latium, central Italy, in the Alban Hills. overlooking Lake Albano.
Possibly occupying the site of ancient Alba Longa,

The Papal Palace (17th cent.), its magnificent gardens, the Vatican observatory (founded 1936),
and the Villa Barbarini enjoy extraterritorial rights.
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B says:
CastelGandolfo is a great place to be.
Eventhough I only had one day; half day precisely =( ! to walk around, its beautiness still felt so deep.
The excitement for Papal Audience, for the nice weather, for superb lake and scenery... and all.

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  • Pros:A nice place.... little outside rome!
  • Cons:only had 1 day.....
  • Last visit to Castel Gandolfo: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 15, 2004
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