CASTEL GANDOLFO – Day Four

Our last day in Castel Gandolfo was one that began with mixed weather.  Clouds came, and clouds disappeared.  Nevertheless, we did our best to get outdoors, and enjoy ourselves.The mosaic artwork, “Bombardamento di Propoganda Fide,” commemorates the  bombing of February 10th, 1944, by allied forces of the Propoganda Fide College.  The Americans were certain that…

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CASTEL GANDOLFO – Day Three

Approximately 8,967 people call Castel Gandolfo home today.  Even though most tourists probably only experience Piazza della Liberta, and the Palazzo Apostolico, the entire town is picturesque, and worth exploring!While walking along Via Massimo d’Azeglio, we came upon the lovely statue titled “L’Abbraccio.”One can’t help but be captivated by the mosaic titled “Alba Primigenia,” which…

CASTEL GANDOLFO – DAY TWO – Pt 2

We boarded the tram, along with approximately twenty other people, just past the archway to the left of the entrance to the Palazzo Apostolico di Castel Gandolfo.  The tram would take us through the gardens that lay just outside of the Palazzo.  This was once the residence of the Roman Emperor Domitian.  So, during the…

CASTEL GANDOLFO – Day Two – Pt One

Included on the list of the “Most Beautiful Towns in Italy,” Castel Gandolfo is a perfect place to visit.  I highly recommend spending at least two or three days there, in order to fully experience the charm and beauty of the town.The fountain in Piazza della Liberta was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, in 1661.Many…

CASTEL GANDOLFO – Day One

I left the city of Fiumicino, bright and early, to go to the nearby airport, to meet my partner who was flying in from New York City.  I had my luggage with me, as I had to check out of the hotel in the morning, and our plan was to go straight to our next…