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Rome: Pontifical Villa Gardens at Castel Gandolfo Minibus

Rome: Pontifical Villa Gardens at Castel Gandolfo Minibus

From US$ 31.76 per person

Located in tiny Castel Gandolfo, this divine property has provided peace and quiet to more than 30 popes. Get the papal treatment as you skip the line on a grand visit to the Papal Gardens by minibus with an audioguide.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 - 2.5 hours
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Audio guide included
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the fairy-tale villa where popes have come to escape the hustle and bustle of the Vatican since the 17th century
  • Tour beautiful gardens built into the ruins of Emperor Domitian’s own 2,000 year-old country residence
  • Listen to the audio guide to learn delightfully peculiar stories about the many popes who used the villas as their sanctum
Full description

Explore the 55-hectare gardens of the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo by open minibus. Listen to the audio guide as you roam the gardens to learn all their secrets.

Meet your greeter in the Palazzo before starting your tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly minibus to discover the Castel Gandolfo gardens. See tree-lined avenues, flowers, fountains, and statues. Admire views of the sapphire blue and emerald green waters of Lake Albano.

Take in the remains of Emperor Domitian's residence. Find out all there is to know about the Popes, including which pontiff installed a swimming pool and which one laid low in Castel Gandolfo for months after handing in his resignation. You can upgrade your minibus tour of the gardens. Choose from a visit to the papal apartments or lunch in the papal gardens.

In the Pope's summer residence, discover five hundred years of papal history in the apartments. Wander from the bedroom to the private chapel and from the library to the studio. Gaze at the balcony from which the Popes pronounced the Angelus every summer Sunday. Or, enjoy a lunch of traditional foods in the garden picnic area. Tuck into a porchetta or vegetarian sandwich, bottled water, a wine or beer, and typical wine biscuits.

Includes
  • Entrance to the Papal Gardens
  • Audio-guided tour of the Papal Villa in eco-friendly transport (English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish)
  • Hosted Entry
  • Papal Apartment (if option selected)
  • Lunch in the Papal Gardens (if option selected)
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation to Castel Gandolfo
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Please report at meeting point 15 minutes before your activity starts. Our Touristation Staff will wait you near the stairs of the church that is in the place. Show us your reservation voucher on mobile phone or printed.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Shorts

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  • This is not the ticket; please report at the meeting point to collect your entrance ticket according to your selected option.
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