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Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo: Tours & Tickets

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After having visited Vatican museums and Borghese gallery in Rome, the pontifical villas of Castel Gandolfo, a.k.a., Pope's summer residence, failed to impress me. It is not very grand, be it from architectural point of view or decoration and interior. I found it rather plain
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Driving with an open bus for 50 minutes is really worth the 20 Euros. You drive, where for 300 years the Popes found some rest. Typical Italian Garden of the 18th century onwards! I loved it very much!!
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We visited on an excursion from a cruise ship, so it was a 2 hour bus journey to get there. When we went into the palace, there was a huge row (in Italian, which we do not speak) between our guides and the security guards. We were then rushed round the palace in well under an
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The gardens were not at their best as we visited mid September nonetheless, they were spectacular and how they had been developed was very interesting. The villa was worth a visit but do not expect to see the Sistine Chapel or the Vatican museum but the views are amazing and if
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We stopped by with our tour group at this beautiful place for a visit and lunch as well. This place was not open to the public before, only recently it has been opened to the public. We walked around the complex guided by an officer. There were some ancient ruins. The garden was
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