Castel Gandolfo


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Castel Gandolfo

(kästĕl` gändôl`fō), town (1991 pop. 6,784), in Latium, central Italy, in the Alban Hills, overlooking Lake Albano. Possibly occupying the site of ancient Alba Longa, it is the papal summer residence. The papal palace (17th cent.), its magnificent gardens, the Vatican observatory (founded 1936), and the Villa Barbarini enjoy extraterritorial rights. The Church of St. Thomas of Villanova was designed (17th cent.) by Bernini.
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Bar Carosi has stood in Castel Gandolfo's main square since 1870, in the shadow of the Apostolic Palace, which popes have used as their summer residence for centuries.
After the meeting, the party headed to the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence, where they stood as a mark of respect next to the blessed olive tree (the Tree of King Hussein).
Benedict will leave by helicopter from Castel Gandolfo outside Rome, the papal lakeside residence where he has been staying since he stepped down at the end of February, and is expected to touch down in the Vatican at around 1430 GMT.
They dined at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo but there's speculation as to the exact location of the meal.
Benedict was waiting at the helipad of the Papal summer residence Castel Gandolfo, where the pair embraced after Francis landed.
POPE Francis has travelled to Castel Gandolfo to have lunch with his predecessor Benedict XVI in a historic meeting.
Pope Francis flew from the Vatican by helicopter to visit his predecessor Benedict XVI at his new home at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome.
Le pape Francois a rendu dimanche une visite "privee" a son predecesseur BenoEt XVI dans la residence d'ete des papes a Castel Gandolfo, au sud de Rome, a indique le Vatican.
Francis, the first Latin American pope, arrived by helicopter at Castel Gandolfo, where Pope Emeritus Benedict has been staying since resigning the papacy in February, citing ill health.
The Vatican said Benedict followed television news coverage of Francis' election from Castel Gandolfo, the lakeside residence where he has been staying ever since he stepped down.
This Saturday Pope Francis will travel to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo, where he will meet with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who resigned last month.