Via dei Laghi Km 10.800
00040 Rocca di Papa (Rm)
Tel. +39 06 94 74 91 78
Fax +39 06 94 74 91 66
"One of the joys of travelling alone is having proper conversations with people other than your travelling companions. It's what I find on a recent weekend at the Villa Palazzola, an ancient religious house on a hillside by Lake Albano, 18 miles south-east of Rome, where seminarians from the Venerable English College in Rome used to spend their summers. Now, this enchanting spot is open to anybody."
"High in the Alban Hills, south-east of Rome, lies the aptly named Villa Palazzola, a former convent that makes a formidable place of retreat to conjure quietly the rhyme and reason to some of faith's most insistent mysteries.". Read the full article (PDF)
"Bought by the Venerable English College in the 1920s so that its students - trainee Catholic priests - could escape the Roman summer heat, the Villa Palazzola overlooks Lake Albano, 29km south of Rome. Retreats run throughout the year, but individuals can also stay here. Prices are very reasonable and the facilities, including a swimming pool, are superb. The villa is surrounded by 65,000sqm of protected forests with walking trails. The church at the centre of this former Cistercian monastery dates back to the 13th century. Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence, is across the water.". Read the full article (PDF)