Castel Gandolfo is a town in the region of Lazio, in central Italy. It is located about 20 kilometers southeast of Rome. The town is known for its beautiful setting, on the shores of Lake Albano. It is also home to the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo, which has been the summer residence of the Pope for many centuries. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and offers panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding countryside. In addition to the palace, Castel Gandolfo is also home to many other historical and cultural attractions, including the Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova and the Museum of the Emigration. The town is also a popular destination for outdoor activities, with many hiking and biking trails in the surrounding area.