Where does the Pope spend his summer holidays?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
I need to know where the Pope spends his summer holidays. I believe it is at Lake Albano, but I don't know what the building is called. Can you help?
-- Rina DiClemente (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 15, 2001
To escape the high heat and humidity of Rome/Vatican City during the summer, the pope has a summer residence in the Alban hills, south of Rome, in a town called Castel Gandolfo.
In July, it is so hot even there that he takes a vacation in the Dolomite Mountains (an extension of the Alps) in northern Italy. Here is the way his vacation was reported in 1996: "Pope John Paul is scheduled to depart July 10 for a vacation in [the village of] Lorenzago di Cadore in the Dolomites of the northeastern Veneto region of Italy, where he will remain until the afternoon of July 23. He previously vacationed in Lorenzago in 1987, 1988, 1992 and 1993. ... His time in Lorenzago di Cadore, a village of 600 people, will be, as it has been in past years, a period of rest, prayer, study and long walks in the nearby mountains and forests. He will stay in a house which is the property of the bishop of Treviso ..."
God bless you.
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