Recycling Monday/Lunes de Reciclaje…Lazio Italy..Castel Gandolfo..Lacio Italia

 

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Castel Gandolfo is a town located 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Rome in the Lazio region of Italy. Occupying a height on the Alban Hills overlooking Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo has a population of approximately 8,834 residents and is considered one of Italy’s most scenic towns.
Within the town’s boundaries lies the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo which served as a summer residence and vacation retreat for the pope, the leader of the Catholic Church. Although the palace is located within the borders of Castel Gandolfo, it has extraterritorial status as one of the properties of the Holy See and is not under Italian jurisdiction. It is now open as a museum.
The resort community includes almost the whole coastline of Lake Albano which is surrounded by many summer residences, villas, and cottages built during the 17th century. It houses the Stadio Olimpico that staged the rowing events during the Rome Olympics.
Castel Gandolfo has several places of archaeological interest including the Emissario del Lago Albano and the remains of the Villa of Domitian. The area is included within the boundaries of the Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani (Regional Park of Castelli Romani). There are also many points of artistic interest, such as the Collegiate Church of St. Thomas of Villanova, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

 

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Es una pequeña localidad italiana situada en la región del Lacio, a orillas del lago Albano, a 18 km al sureste de Roma. El municipio es muy conocido por encontrarse allí la residencia de verano del Papa.
La Residencia Papal es un edificio del siglo XVII que fue diseñado por Carlo Maderno para el papa Urbano VIII. El Palacio Papal y el chalet colindante de Barbarini fueron añadidos al complejo por Pío XI.
Además de la residencia de descanso del papa, el complejo contiene también el Observatorio Vaticano, que cuenta con un telescopio en la azotea. Desde los balcones del palacio se observa el lago Albano y en sus terrenos que alcanzan unas 55 hectáreas se encuentran los renombrados jardines papales, de varias hectáreas de extensión.
Desde el balcón de la fachada principal del Palacio, el papa Benedicto XVI hizo su última aparición pública y dio su último discurso como pontífice a la gente congregada en la plaza, antes de su renuncia.

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