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Lovely Church

This is a nice church tastefully decorated. On most days it is very peaceful and a nice place to... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
Quaint church in the main square

Although the facade looks spartan compared to other architectural gems in Rome this church was... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Lionel L
Sliema, Malta
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is a nice church tastefully decorated. On most days it is very peaceful and a nice place to pray, reflect and light a candle. This time we found that real candles had been replaced by electric ones.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Don't walk past, go in! This is a lovely church in the square of Castel Gandolfo, designed by Bernini in high Baroque style. There is a wonderful dome and architectural features.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Although the facade looks spartan compared to other architectural gems in Rome this church was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lionel L
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a lovely church in the heart of Castel Gandolfo, designed by Bernini. Take the time and go inside. Even though it is not large, it is beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Interesting interior having 3 sides dedicated to 3 separate artists. Some old artefacts and paintings so a good place to spend a few minutes inside.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Merlin_de_Manaus
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

If you're pressed for time you can avoid the small church. It's nice to go into because there's not much to do while you're waiting for the opening of the pontifical residence, but it's nothing memorable.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jonmatson
Reviewed 2 June 2017

When you get to Castel Gandolfo, go inside this church. The altar and walls are covered with gorgeous paintings (frescoes?) This is a small but magnificent church!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova is located near the Papal Palace into a wonderful little square of Castel Gandolfo. You park outside the wall and walk into the town. The church was designed by Gain Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Alexander VII. Its location...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This church is one of the landmarks of the main square in Castel Gandolfo. If you are lucky, as we were, you will be able to see a traditional Italian church wedding. The inside is very solemn , pleasing and traditional. You almost go back...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Only a 40 minute drive from the heart of Rome above gorgeous Lake Albano this small church is beautiful. Although the current Pontiff does not vacation here Pope Benedict XVI would conduct Mass here which must have been amazing.

Date of experience: September 2016
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