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Check out the room Benedict XVI retired to after his resignation

(VIDEO ONLY) In response to Pope Francis' express wishes, the private chambers of Castel Gandolfo will be open to the public. The popes' spend their summer holidays in this palace located in this quaint village in the outskirts of Rome. ; The last of the popes to have enjoyed this summer residence was Benedict XVI. This is the room where he spent the first weeks after his resignation in 2013. ; Pius XII and Paul VI both died in this exact location. ;