Pontifical Villas Castel Gandolfo Walking Tour

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.

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.



Meeting Point: Piazza della Libertà (Castel Gandolfo)
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before your activity starts. You can go directly to the entrance of the Pontifical Villas and show your reservation. You will be directed to the cash desks, where the ticket will be delivered to you.


  • 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
What’s included: 
  • Entrance to the Papal Gardens
  • Hosted Entry
What’s not included: 
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation to Castel Gandolfo
  • Entrance to Apostolic Palace
  • Pick Up Service  
Duration: 1 hour

Important information:
  • You will have to pass through security.
  • Please bring a valid ID for children. Children under the age of 6 are free.
  • Please note that hours and closures may change due to special Religious events.
  • Latecomers will not be admitted.
Cancellation policy: 
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your visit date. 


Skip the line
Reserved Entrance
25 € Adults
13 € Children 6-17
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