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Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

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About: Papal Palace & Gardens of Castel Gandolfo

The Pontifical Villas, commissioned by Pope Urban VIII in the 17th century as a papal country residence, are located 25 km south of Rome in the fairy-tale town of Castel Gandolfo. The property was first opened to the public in 2014 and spans 55 hectares, including the palace and the massive gardens built into the 2,000 year old ruins of Emperor Domitian's residence.

Saturday 08:30 - 17:30
Sunday Closed
Monday 08:30 - 14:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 14:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 14:00
Thursday 08:30 - 14:00
Friday 08:30 - 14:00
Papal Palace & Gardens of Castel Gandolfo
Piazza della Libertà, 00073, Castel Gandolfo
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The Colosseum is a massive ancient amphitheater in the center of Rome. Picked apart by scavengers and ravaged by earthquakes and time, the Colosseum still stands as an impressive symbol of life in Ancient Rome. It showcases the power of past emperors and the durability of the Eternal City. This huge, marble and limestone structure was built to hold more than 50,000 spectators, all there to revel in the various forms of (mostly violent) entertainment, such as hunts, gladiator battles, and executions.
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The Renaissance-era St Peter's Basilica is one of the largest churches in the world (and the home-church of the Pope). Highlights include the dome (the biggest in the world), Bernini's Baldacchino (the centerpiece of the church), and Michelangelo's Pietà (the only artwork he ever signed). For both the pious and the casual visitor, a trip to St. Peter's is an awe-inspiring trip into the heart of Vatican City.
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Built between 1609 and 1613, this opulent structure - fountains, gardens, pink marble walls, frescoed ceilings - seems ideally suited to house one of the world's best collections of art. And that was exactly what it was built for. Architect Flaminio Ponzio designed it for the cardinal and art collector Scipione Borghese, who wanted a party villa on the edge of town where he could house his enormous collection of priceless art. In 1901, the collection (and the gallery, and the park that surrounds it) was acquired by the Italian government, and opened to the public. As a museum, Galleria Borghese punches well above its weight with an impressive hit rate of masterpieces. Sculptures by Bernini and Canova, paintings, by Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian... the list goes on.
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Villa d'Este is one of the most magnificent villas in Italy. The Renaissance-era villa's gardens are resplendent with the sound of water features and birdsong, and make for a great retreat on hot and sunny days!
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