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Pope's Papal Gardens at Castel Gandolfo

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Castel Gandolfo (Castle Gandolfo) is the Papal Palace located south of Rome in the Alban Hills. This area of Lazio is known as the Castelli Romani.

The grounds of Castle Gandolfo include beautifully manicured gardens, terraces with views out to the Mediterranean Sea, the remains of the Emperor Domitian’s Roman villa, and a working farm. 

Products from the farm like honey, olive oil, and soaps are sold at the Vatican Museum shop in Rome.

You may enjoy the nature, gardens, lovely views, and cool summer breezes by visiting. A trip out to the Papal Gardens in Castel Gandolfo is a nice break from the hustle and bustle in Rome.

Tickets for the Castel Gandolfo the Papal Garden tours may be purchased through the Vatican Museum. Tours of the gardens at Castel Gandolfo may be arranged from Monday through Saturday. Be sure to book your Papal Garden tour early when traveling to Rome during Spring and Fall when the garden’s colors are at their peak.

While in the Castelli Romani area you may also want to try the local wines like Frascati and XXX and enjoy Veal Saltimbocca!

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