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Castel Gandolfo gardens opened to public

March 04, 2014

On orders from Pope Francis, the gardens of the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo have been opened to the public.

The 135 acres of the Castel Gandolfo estate include the famous Barberini Garden, the Belvedere Garden, and the ruins of the imperial palace of Domitian on Lake Albano.

Tours of the gardens at Castel Gandolfo can now be arranged from Monday through Saturday, with reservations made through the web site of the Vatican Museums


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