Castel Gandolfo: Papal Apartments and Secret Garden Ticket

Castel Gandolfo: Papal Apartments and Secret Garden Ticket

Travel along the dreamy Italian countryside, far from the hustle and bustle of Rome, a true treasure chest of art and history.

Visit the picturesque village of Castel Gandolfo, perched on the sapphire blue waters of Lake Albano, developed around the Pope's Summer Palace. Let a Vatican staff member accompany you on a walking tour of the Secret Garden.

Visit the Papal Apartment and immerse yourself in 500 years of history. Wander from bedroom to private chapel, from library to study. Look at the balcony from where the Popes said the Angelus every summer Sunday. Immerse yourself in this treasure chest on the outskirts of Rome and follow in the footsteps of the Popes in the 7 rooms and summer offices inside the Palace.


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
  • Enjoy the sparkling waters and lush countryside of Castel Gandolfo

What’s included: 
  • Secret Garden entry ticket
  • Papal Apartments entry ticket

What’s not included: 
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation to Castel Gandolfo
  • 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.
  • Free admission is reserved to all disabled visitors with a certified disability of more than 74%. In case of not self-sufficient, the free ticket is also extended to a companion

Cancellation policy: 
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your visit date. 


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Reserved Entrance
22 € Adults
9 € Children 6-17
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