Castel Gandolfo resembles a huge stone monster, ready to commit suicide jumping into the abyss. Perched on the edge of the cliff, as if he was hanging over the cradle of Italian civilization – the valley, where long before the founding of Rome was ruled by warring clans Kuriatsiev and Orazio.
Even from a distance Gandolfo produced a majestic impression. A classic example of an old fortress architecture, it fits perfectly into the formidable mountain landscape.
Vatican badly tarnished appearance of buildings, erecting a roof over the two huge aluminum dome, where it was located the famous observatory. Now the castle looked like the proud and warlike knight pinned for some reason, just two hats.