Pope Blessing @ Castel Gandolfo

Has anyone visited Castel Gandolfo on a Sunday in August for the Papal blessing (or Angelus)... what is the best time to arrive to CG to avoid the crowds or at least to get a good viewing spot? We will in Rome in August and although the Pope's itinerary/calendar hasn't been posted yet I am hoping we will be able to see him at least at CG for the Angelus. Thanks,

Posted by Bryan
Rome, Lazio, Italy
288 posts

Many are speculating that Pope Francis will not continue the custom of vacationing at Castel Gandolfo. We'll have to wait and see, I guess. In the meantime, you can always try contacting the Sisters who run the US Office for Visitors to the Vatican and find out if they know anything: http://www.pnac.org/visitorsoffice/

Posted by Lydia
Madison, WI
34 posts

Thanks Bryan. I have emailed the Sisters. I wasn't aware of the possibility of Pope Francis not spending his summer Vacation at Castel Gandolfo.