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Rome: Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo Walking Tour

Rome: Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo Walking Tour

From US$ 29.11 per person

Visit Castel Gandolfo to see the Papal Palace complex that has served over 30 Popes. Skip the line & enter the Papal Gardens to be one with nature.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 - 2.5 hours
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English, Spanish, French, Italian, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Papal Palace, the former exclusive residence of the Pope
  • Understand the holy significance of the summer residence of the Pope
  • Venture out into the lush gardens of Villa Barberini
  • Enjoy the sparkling waters and lush countryside of Castel Gandolfo
Full description
Travel along the dreamy Italian countryside, far away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. a true treasure trove of art and history. Visit the quaint village of Castel Gandolfo, perched atop the sapphire blue waters of Lake Albano, mushroomed around the Pope’s Summer Palace. Be accompanied by a member of the Vatican staff on a walking tour of the "green heart" of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. Castel Gandolfo, which served for centuries as a summer residence and vacation retreat for the pope, is spread for 55 hectares. Enjoy the walk through the botanical and architectural wonders of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. Its Barberini Garden produces and ships a basket of fresh produce to the Vatican. See beautifully maintained orchards, vineyards, and over 1000 olive trees around the farm. You can upgrade your walk in the Pontifical Villas with 2 wonderful options: Popes' Summer Residence Visit the Papal Apartment to delve into 500 years of history. Wander from the bedroom to the private chapel, from the library to the studio. Look at the balcony from where the Popes pronounced the Angelus every summer Sunday. Picnic in the Papal Gardens Enjoy lunch with traditional food in the garden picnic area. Savor a porchetta or vegetarian sandwich with bottled water, wine or beer, and typical wine biscuits. Immerse yourself in this treasure trove in the outskirts of Rome. Walk in the footsteps of the Popes around the 7 rooms and summer offices inside the Palace.
Includes
  • Entrance to the Papal Gardens
  • Hosted entry
  • Papal Apartment (if selected)
  • Picnic in the Papal Gardens (if selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
  • Transportation to Castel Gandolfo
  • Entrance to Apostolic Palace
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before your activity starts. Our staff will wait for you near the stairs of the church. Show us your reservation voucher.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
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