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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Take this special excursion to receive a Papal Blessing at Castelgandolfo in the summer months only. Availability is limited, so don't miss the opportunity to leave the busy Italian capital to spend time with the Pope at his summer residence at Castelgandolfo.


  • Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at his summer residence at Castelgandolfo
  • Make a booking to ensure you don't miss this special opportunity
  • Sightseeing tour with live commentary en route to Castelgandolfo
  • Expert local guide
  • Pickup from centrally located Rome hotels

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What You Can Expect

Papal Blessing at Castelgandolfo Day Trip from Rome

Summer Residence of the Pope, Castelgandolfo

Leaving Rome, you will pass the enormous ruins of the Terme di Caracalla before taking the ancient Appian Way and passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis.

Your tour will then proceed through the hills to the south of Rome. The area known as the 'Colli Albani' is home to many picturesque villages such as Frascati, Nemi, Genzano and Ariccia, and the splendid Villa Aldobrandini.

The Pope's summer residence is very near the volcanic lake of Albano. The Papal Blessing takes place in the square facing the Papal Palace of Castelgandolfo.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Very good. Got to see the Pope up close and with the help of the guide stayed out of the very hot sun. Trip to and from Castelgandofo was interesting in itself and guide gave lots of information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

The tour was well organised, the guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a very good view of the Pope.

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