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 pays tribute to the fact that the city was built on the site of the ancient Latin city of Alba Longa. The small, but lovely Church of Madonna della Cona is almost hidden away, at the end of a small alleyway. In addition to housing the wooden statue after which it is named, the church is also the resting place of Santa Ciriaca. Never able to resist green spaces, we entered a small park that we were passing. It was next to a school.As you walk through the town, you will come across various lookout points, with spectacular views of the lake!
Next up: we end our stay in Castel Gandolfo, with a trip down to the lake!
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