from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A town of central Italy on Lake Albano southeast of Rome. It is the site of the papal summer residence. Population: 8,690.
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I am sure when you do find the time to visit those summering at Castel Gandolfo that you will receive the same assurances.
But for what Rainer needed to know at the moment, Castel Gandolfo was not the source.
The villa at Castel Gandolfo was sold to the Jesuit novitiate in 1667, and yet the difficulties did not disappear.
Ludovisi died in 1632; he was of a princely family with a large patrimony, and he made provision in his will for the college; it was to have an income of one thousand crowns a year; a house was to be purchased for it; and he left a vineyard as Castel Gandolfo where the students might pass their villeggiatura.