Castel Gandolfo

Castel Gandolfo (, Latin: Castrum Gandulphi, colloquially Castello in the Castelli Romani dialects) is a small Italian town or comune in Lazio that occupies a height overlooking Lake Albano about 15 miles south-east of Rome, on the Alban Hills. It is best known as the summer residence of the Pope. It is an Italian town with a population of 8834. The town was voted one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.

The resort community includes almost the whole coastline of Lake Albano which is surrounded by many summer residences, villas and cottages built during the 17th century. It houses the Stadio Olimpico that staged the rowing events during the Rome Olympics.

There are also several places of archaeological interest, including the Emissario del Lago Albano and the remains of the Villa of Domitian. The area is included within the boundaries of the Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani (Regional Park of Castelli Romani). There are also many points of artistic interest, such as the Collegiate Church of St. Thomas of Villanova, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Read more about Castel Gandolfo:  Etymology, Natural Areas, Schools, Notable Citizens, Events, Services, Tourism, Embassies and Consulates, Sport, Twin Towns - Sister Cities

Other articles related to "castel gandolfo":

Papal Apartments
... the pope is officially in summer residence at Castel Gandolfo ... Papal Apartments the fourth, Paul VI, died at Castel Gandolfo ... out over three months while Benedict was in summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, included the building of the new library to accommodate Benedict's 20,000 books (placed in ...
Vatican Observatory - History
... The Observatory relocated to Castel Gandolfo, which is 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Rome ... By 1961, the same problems now existed at Castel Gandolfo ... The Observatory's headquarters remained in Italy at Castel Gandolfo ...
Castel Gandolfo - Twin Towns - Sister Cities
... Castel Gandolfo is twinned with Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape, France Curepipe, Mauritius. ...