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A Walk in the Pontifical Gardens of Castel Gandolfo

Benefit: Hosted Entry to the Papal Gardens (Booking Required)
Regular Price: Adult AED 111.64; Child AED 58.05
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Attraction Highlights

  • Visit the fairy-tale villa where popes have come to escape the hustle and bustle of the Vatican since the 17th century
  • Enjoy the tour with host in this residence
  • Relax in the gardens pampered by its timeless plants and evergreen trees
  • Admire the ruins of Emperor Domitian’s own 2,000 year-old country residence
  • Escape from the hustle and bustle of Rome
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Hosted Entry to the Papal Gardens (Booking Required)


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Important Notes
  • ID card is mandatory for children under 18 years old.
  • Report at the Meeting Point at least 15 minutes before the timeslot selected.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • No pets are allowed

  • 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
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the start of the activity
  • Address Piazza della Libertà, 12, Castel Gandolfo
    Collection Information Bookings are essential. Please book 48 hours in advance to avoid disappointment here
    For all attractions requiring pre-booking, check our reservations information here
    After pre-booking, you will receive a voucher once your booking is confirmed. Please present your voucher to the staff at the advised meeting point on the day of your visit. If no voucher is provided then you will not be allowed to enter. Strictly no cancellations or amendments once the booking is confirmed
    Phone +39 349 6966958
    Email: [email protected]
    Work Hours Saturday & Sunday at 10:30am/11:30am/12:30pm/1:30pm/2:30pm
    Closed Days Monday-Friday plus 1 Jan, 6 Jan, 11 Feb, 19 Mar, 17 Apr, 29 Jun, 15 Aug, 1 Nov, 25 Dec, 26 Dec
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    What to expect

    Overlooking the sapphire blue and emerald green waters of Lake Albano, this stunning complex is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Meet at Castel Gandolfo for a walking tour of the "green heart" of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. Visitors will be accompanied by a member of the Vatican staff. Enjoy the walk through the botanical and architectural wonders of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo.

    Things to look out for

    The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo comprise about 55 hectares (11 more than Vatican City) of which 30 make up a garden while 25 are used for farming. The latter is carried out with full regard for the aesthetics proper to countryside gardening. The entire papal residence enjoys all the privileges of extraterritoriality.

    Helpful Tips

    Important Notes

  • ID card is mandatory for children under 18 years old.
  • Report at the Meeting Point at least 15 minutes before the timeslot selected.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • No pets are allowed

  • 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
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the start of the activity
  • Address Piazza della Libertà, 12, Castel Gandolfo
    Phone +39 349 6966958
    Work Hours Saturday & Sunday at 10:30am/11:30am/12:30pm/1:30pm/2:30pm
    Closed Days Monday-Friday plus 1 Jan, 6 Jan, 11 Feb, 19 Mar, 17 Apr, 29 Jun, 15 Aug, 1 Nov, 25 Dec, 26 Dec
    Website