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Castel Gandolfo

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Castel Gandolfo
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Castel Gandolfo is located on the shores of Lake Albano, which lies within a crater; it is famous as the Pope's summer residence. The palace, which is not open to the public, has housed an astronomic observatory since the pontificate of Pius XI. To the right of San Tommaso church, a path leads to a terrace commanding a sweeping view over Lake Albano.