Pontifical Villas Castel Gandolfo walking tour

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.


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. 


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Reserved Entrance
25 € Adults
13 € Children 6-17
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