Papal Gardens at Castel Gandolfo - Location of the Pope's summer palace - Castel Gandolfo is a small Italian town or comune in Lazio that occupies a height overlooking Lake Albano about 15 miles south-east of Rome, on the Alban Hills. It is best known as the summer residence of the Pope. The town was voted one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Photo by desquiliano
The Brecon Beacons National Park offers some of the area's most impressive scenery. Rising 886 metres above sea-level, Pen y Fan is the highest point in southern Britain. Brecon has also been shortlisted for the top 10 special places in Wales. Vote online by Sunday 3 August, or in person at ballot boxes at the shortlisted locations by Thursday 31 July. You can also vote via Twitter using #lleoeddarbennig /#specialplaces, or on Facebook.