Benedict XVI is due to spend a period of rest at the alpine resort of Les Combes in the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta, from July 11 to 28.
During this period, the Wednesday general audiences will be suspended. On Sunday July 16 and Sunday July 23, the Pope will pray the Angelus from his residence in Les Combes.
Upon the conclusion of his stay in Valle d'Aosta, the Pope will travel to his summer residence at Castelgandolfo south of Rome, where he will remain until the end of September.
Over the summer period, all private and special audiences are suspended. The general audiences will resume regularly from Wednesday, August 2.