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Pontifical Villa Gardens at Castel Gandolfo Minibus Tour

Benefit: Entrance to the Papal Gardens + Minibus Transport + Audio-guided Tour (Booking Required)
Regular Price: Adult AED 169.70; Child AED 125.04
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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
  • Listen to the audio guide to learn delightfully peculiar stories about the many popes who used the villas as their sanctum
  • Relax in the gardens pampered by its timeless plants and evergreen trees
  • Enjoy a minibus tour around beautiful gardens, built into 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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Benefit:

Entrance to the Papal Gardens + Minibus Transport + Audio-guided Tour (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 Liberta 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 designated 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, 15 Aug, 1 Nov, 25 Dec, 26 Dec
    Website https://www.touristation.it/tours/tour-classici/pontificial-villas-gardens-at-castel-gandolfo-minibus

    What to expect

    The Papal Palace complex spans 55 hectares - 11 more than the Vatican (which makes Pope Francis the only person whose holiday home is bigger than the country he governs). 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.
    Pope Urban VIII ordered the construction of a country home here. The views across the lake and of the surrounding hills are spectacular. Just recently Pope Francis opened a huge portion of these premises to the public. So you can spend some time admiring the lush tree-lined gardens and of course, viewing the remains of Emperor Domitian’s residence.

    Things to look out for

    Enjoy the visit in the Papal Gardens by an ecological open minibus. The audioguide will fill your ears with some high-quality papal trivia as you're being driven around. Find out which pontiff installed a swimming pool, and which one laid low in Castel Gandolfo for months after handing in his resignation.

    Helpful Tips

    Audioguide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian & Spanish

    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 Liberta 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, 15 Aug, 1 Nov, 25 Dec, 26 Dec
    Website https://www.touristation.it/tours/tour-classici/pontificial-villas-gardens-at-castel-gandolfo-minibus