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Castel Gandolfo Tours

Considered by many to be one of Italy’s most scenic towns, the quiet hamlet of Castel Gandolfo is located in the Alban Hills overlooking Lake Albano. With fewer than 10,000 people calling this quaint village home, Castel Gandolfo offers travelers a picturesque escape from some of the country’s larger, more urban destinations. The place is so popular among locals in search of the serene that even the pope vacations in this beautiful resort town.

Travelers will find idyllic summer villas and cottages—some dating back to the 17th century—in addition to some remarkable religious architecture, like the iconic Church of Our Lady of the Lake. It’s possible to visit the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, where the pope spends his summers, as well as the Vatican Observatory. Castel Gandolfo is also home to ancient religious ruins, a former castle and a stunning hidden natural bath inside a darkened cave.

Practical Info

The town of Castel Gandolfo is located about 15 miles southeast from Rome in Italy’s Lazio region. It’s best to visit in summer and spring when weather is dry and pleasant. 

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Civitavecchia Shore Escursion: Roman Castles tour with a driver guide, Rome, null
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Civitavecchia Shore Escursion: Roman Castles tour with a driver guide

Welcome to Rome Countryside tour a beautiful quiet non touristy area of Italy, just a stone's throw from the ancient city of Rome. This landscape is a tapestry ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $792.79
Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip from Rome Including Garden Visit and Lunch, Rome, Ports of Call ... 
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Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip from Rome Including Garden Visit and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Delight in the rare privilege of discovering the Pope’s summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, recently opened by Pope Francis for a select number of tours. ...  Read more

Location: Vatican City, Vatican City
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.81
Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers, Rome, Viator VIP ... 
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Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Spend 6-hours exploring Papal Villas of Castel Gandolfo, an exclusive residence of the Pope for centuries prior. Discover the interior of Castel Gandolfo and ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $368.00
Ancient Appian Way and Castel Gandolfo Lake with Quality Electric-Assist Fat Bike, Rome, Historical ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Ancient Appian Way and Castel Gandolfo Lake with Quality Electric-Assist Fat Bike

A tour for mountainbikers that want to have fun on this itinerary through a breathtaking scenery. A ride towards the lake of Castel Gandolfo (the summer ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $152.64
Day Trip: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Pope's Summer Residence, Rome, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Day Trip: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Pope's Summer Residence

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Spend 10.5-hours exploring the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and a train ride from Rome to the Pope's Summer Residence in Castel ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.43
Day Trip to Rome Countryside including Nemi, Frascati, Castelgandolfo, Rome, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Rome Countryside including Nemi, Frascati, Castelgandolfo

Enjoy a scenic and relaxing trip to Roman countryside in this comfortable and customizable private tour, with private roundtrip transportation from your ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $567.97
Wine Food and Sightseeing Tour of Castelli Romani old villages and lakes, Rome, Day Trips
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Wine Food and Sightseeing Tour of Castelli Romani old villages and lakes

Visit the countryside and the lakes that surround Rome on a tasty full-day private tour with local driver guide in comfortable air-conditioned new vehicle.  ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs

From USD $188.14
Discover Castelli Romani from Rome: Half-Day Tour Frascati and Castel Gandolfo, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Discover Castelli Romani from Rome: Half-Day Tour Frascati and Castel Gandolfo

4 star rating: Recommended 102 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and visit the scenic hilltop towns of Castelli Romani on a half-day tour! Relax on the journey through the idyllic Alban ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.53
Roman Countryside Food and Wine Tasting from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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Roman Countryside Food and Wine Tasting from Rome

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover a fascinating world within walking distance of Rome, enjoy a unique experience in a Small Group maximum 12 people (only 6 people per minivan) , a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $152.64
Exclusive Pope's Summer Residence Tour, Rome, Day Trips
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Exclusive Pope's Summer Residence Tour

This unique tour begins with the most exclusive trip from Rome – to the Pope’s Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo, including a visit to villa Barberini ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 to 9 hrs

From USD $81.65

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