Hotel Castel Vecchio
WALKING ITINERARIES – TREKKING
This lovely 10 Km walking path around Albano's Lake will let you discover several nymphaeums known as Ninfeo Dorico, Ninfeo Bergantino, originally parts of the Domitian 's Villa and the important construction of the Albano's emissary, one of the earliest and strategically mostimportant hydraulic engineering works.
Castel Gandolfo was built over the crater and overlooking the Albano lake, offers its visitators the opportunity to indulge in several water sports, such as canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking and fishing.
The Riding Cente is just 10 min far (by car) from Castel Vecchio, in the earth of the green area called Pratoni del Vicaro; this place is well-known among the riding enthusiasts of all disciplines; an ideal place for those who practise horse jumping, dressage or endurance. The Federal Equestrian Centre, covering most of the area, has a great experience, being provided with many attracting itineraries.
The surroundings of the Hotel Castel Vecchio in Castel Gandolfo offer many ideas for trips out of town in the name of nature, art and food and wine.
Castel Gandolfo, a town in the metropolitan city of Roma Capitale, is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Known mainly for the presence of the papal summer residence, its territory includes almost all the coastal arch of Lake Albano with views of the volcanic cone of Monte Cavo.
The places of greatest historical, archaeological and tourist interest are: the Pontifical Palace, the collegiate church of San Tommaso da Villanova by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the remains of the Villa Albana di Domiziano and the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani.
Inside the Pontifical Villas in Castel Gandolfo there is the magnificent Barberini Garden which extends for 55 hectares and is composed of: the Garden of the Roses, the Avenue of the aromatic Herbs, the avenue of the Nymphaeums, the Piazzale dei lecci and the Garden of the Belvedere. Il Giardino rises above the remains of the Albanum Domitiani, a grandiose villa of antiquity built by the emperor Domitian. The gardens can be visited thanks to Pope Bergoglio who also decided to open the Barberini Garden in 2014.
An area of great touristic interest, for Castelli Romani there is a particular geographic area of Lazio of volcanic nature near Rome, where a group of municipalities of the Colli Albani are located. Traditionally the countries belonging to the Castelli Romani are: Albano Laziale, Ariccia, Castel Gandolfo, Colonna, Frascati, Genzano di Roma, Grottaferrata, Lanuvio, Marino, Monte Compatri, Monte Porzio Catone, Nemi, Rocca di Papa, Rocca Priora.