When speaking of the state of the Vatican immediately he thinks of his main architectural elements such as St Peter's Square with its beautiful Basilica, but the treasures of the Vatican are only those. From Rome to Castel Gandolfo you can visit all the papal traditions, from his art to his gardens, up to the beautiful villas pontifical.
Enclose besides the beautiful Sistine Chapel with the Last Judgement the best works of art from the 16th century papal. Frescoed halls, corridors and parades have made this place one of the most beautiful museums in the world.
Twenty-three hectares of beautiful gardens that are in Rome since 1279. meadows, orchards and gardens have been for centuries an oasis of peace for every pope who used to meditate in the garden and rest. Greek art, fountains and small temples now make this place one of the most beautiful parks in Rome.
Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
To see them you must go to Castel Gandolfo, a few kilometers from Rome, but that remains a territory belonging to the Vatican State. Papal Palace, the Vatican Observatory and Villa Cybo are the main structures of these buildings named papal villas and chosen by the Pope as a summer residence. Its beautiful well tended gardens that offer a wonderful view of the lake of Castel Gandfolfo.
Villa Barberini in Castel Gandolfo
It is located in Castel Gandolfo, but his name is Villa Albana Domitian located on Lake Albano, its characteristic is given by the many terraces of which today are visible only some remains as the palace, the terrace overlooking the lake, lane nymphs, the theater and the racecourse.