In his characteristic inclusive fashion, Pope Francis has thrown open the doors to the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo to the public so that more people can enjoy the splendor of the Barberini Gardens. As of March 1, visitors may access the gardens from Monday to Saturday, says the Vatican Insider.
Castel Gandolfo has traditionally served as the papal summer residence. Located south of Rome, in the Alban hills, the complex includes the Barberini gardens, the papal palace, a 62-acre farm, and the remains of a Roman villa.
See photos of the gardens here: