Castel Gandolfo Gardens: Pope's Summer Residence and Lunch

6 Ratings
  • Audio Guide
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  • E-Ticket
  • 5 hr

Enjoy a unique half-day tour from Rome that will take you to the lovely town of Castel Gandolfo where you will visit the Papal Palace and its stunning landscaped gardens. Just 12 miles outside of Rome stands the town of Castel Gandolfo, home to the Papal Residence for over 400 years. Join an exclusive tour of the Apostolic Palace and the Barberini Gardens and walk in the footsteps of the popes. Once you've arrived at Castel Gandolfo, walk to the Papal residence where you'll receive an official audio guide. Then, enjoy a ride on the Vatican ecological open bus for an hour around the Barberini Gardens. While you enjoy the fresh air and summer breeze, the staff of the Papal residence will prepare your exclusive lunch. Visit the Papal Apartment to delve into 500 years of history. Look at the balcony from where the Popes pronounced the Angelus every summer Sunday. Add a train ticket to your visit, to arrive comfortably from Rome to Castel Gandolfo

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Stop At: Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo

For visitors who desire to wander around the botanical and architectural wonders of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo by an open minibus with audioguide. Listen to the audio guide to learn delightfully peculiar stories about the many popes who used the villas as their sanctum

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Pontificio

After the Pontifical Villa Gardens tour by an open minibus with audioguide, visit the Papal Apartment, with five hundred years of history of the Popes, along a rich exhibition itinerary!

Duration: 1 hour
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