Here are a few photos that I snapped of the main church in the town of Castel Gandolfo, located on the same square as the papal palace there. When the Pope goes to Castel Gandolfo, he usually celebrates at least one Mass in this church. Many popes have contributed to its beautification and upkeep, as several plaques on the walls attest.
It is dedicated to St. Thomas of Villanova – remember that altar of his that I featured recently.
Just behind the church is the beautiful Lake Albano, formed from an ancient volcano crater (the lake had a lot of fog and it was raining over certain portions of it that day, so my photos are not worth sharing).
Remember always to look up when you go into an Italian church:
There you have it, the Pontifical Church of St. Thomas of Villanova in Castel Gandolfo, in the Alban Hills south of Rome.