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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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Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip from Rome Including Garden Visit and Lunch, Rome, null
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Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip from Rome Including Garden Visit and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 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 $186.33
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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 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 $388.91
Frascati Vineyards and Castel Gandolfo Bike Trip from Rome, Rome, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Frascati Vineyards and Castel Gandolfo Bike Trip from Rome

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Ride a bike to medieval wine-producing villages located south of Rome. This 6-hour excursion takes you through a lovely landscape overlooking volcanic lakes. ...  Read more

Location: Castel Gandolfo, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.06
Ancient Appian Way and Castel Gandolfo Lake with Quality Electric-Assist Fat Bike, Rome, Bike & ... 
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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 $161.32
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

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 $57.52
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 $161.32
Castelli Romani Half-Day Tour from Rome: Frascati and Castel Gandolfo, Rome, Day Trips
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Castelli Romani Half-Day Tour from Rome: Frascati and Castel Gandolfo

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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 $65.03
Ancient Roman Castles on a Vespa, Rome, Day Trips
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Ancient Roman Castles on a Vespa

Cruise around the Roman countryside on an iconic scooter with this 10-hour Vespa rental in Rome. Ride a Vespa 125cc along the Appian Way. Hop from Frascati to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 to 10 hrs

From USD $62.40
Winery&Ancient Highlights Tour in Mini Cabriolet in Roman Castle with wine testing and lunch, Rome, ... 
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Winery&Ancient Highlights Tour in Mini Cabriolet in Roman Castle with wine testing and lunch

Departure from your hotel in Rome to higlights Ancient tour of Rome ( Colosseum , San Peter , Saint Angels Castle , Trastevere ) and start to the Roman Castle ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $325.13

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