Pope's summer home

Pope Benedict XVI will soon be departing for his summer home as his reign as the head of the Catholic church comes to an end. He resides in the small Italian town of Castel Gandolfo during the warm months, after which he will retire to a monastery behind the Vatican.

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A woman waks in the Apostolic Palace in the main square of Castelgandolfo, where Benedict XVI will make his last public appearance as Pope, on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Castel Gandolfo - Benedict XVI's Residence During The Next Conclave
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A woman waks in the Apostolic Palace in the main square of Castelgandolfo, where Benedict XVI will make his last public appearance as Pope, on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A man opens the main door of the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Pontifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Castel Gandolfo - Benedict XVI's Residence During The Next Conclave
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A man opens the main door of the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Pontifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A man waks in the Apostolic Palace in the main square of Castelgandolfo, where Benedict XVI will make his last public appearance as Pope, on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Castel Gandolfo - Benedict XVI's Residence During The Next Conclave
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A man waks in the Apostolic Palace in the main square of Castelgandolfo, where Benedict XVI will make his last public appearance as Pope, on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A view of of the Apostolic Palace and the Pontifical Villas of Castelgandolfo on the Albano lac, that will be the Pope Benedict XVI's residence during the next Conclave on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, is the summer residence of Popes. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Castel Gandolfo - Benedict XVI's Residence During The Next Conclave
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A view of of the Apostolic Palace and the Pontifical Villas of Castelgandolfo on the Albano lac, that will be the Pope Benedict XVI's residence during the next Conclave on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, is the summer residence of Popes. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A view of of the Apostolic Palace and the Pontifical Villas of Castelgandolfo on the Albano lac, that will be the Pope Benedict XVI's residence during the next Conclave on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, is the summer residence of Popes. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Castel Gandolfo - Benedict XVI's Residence During The Next Conclave
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A view of of the Apostolic Palace and the Pontifical Villas of Castelgandolfo on the Albano lac, that will be the Pope Benedict XVI's residence during the next Conclave on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, is the summer residence of Popes. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: The balcony of the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo, where Benedict XVI will make his last public appearance as Pope on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Castel Gandolfo - Benedict XVI's Residence During The Next Conclave
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: The balcony of the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo, where Benedict XVI will make his last public appearance as Pope on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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