Pontificial Villas Gardens at Castel Gandolfo minibus

Explore the 55-hectare gardens of the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo by open minibus. Listen to the audio guide as you roam the gardens to learn all their secrets.

Meet your greeter in the Palazzo before starting your tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly minibus to discover the Castel Gandolfo gardens. See tree-lined avenues, flowers, fountains, and statues. Admire views of the sapphire blue and emerald green waters of Lake Albano.

Take in the remains of Emperor Domitian's residence. Find out all there is to know about the Popes, including which pontiff installed a swimming pool and which one laid low in Castel Gandolfo for months after handing in his resignation.


Meeting Point: 
Please present your reservation directly at the entrance to the Pontifical Villas on Via Massimo d'Azeglio (Castel Gandolfo, Italy)


  • Visit the fairy-tale villa where popes have come to escape the hustle and bustle of the Vatican since the 17th century
  • Tour beautiful gardens built into the ruins of Emperor Domitian’s own 2,000 year-old country residence
  • Listen to the audio guide to learn delightfully peculiar stories about the many popes who used the villas as their sanctum
What’s included: 
  • Entrance to the Papal Gardens
  • Audio-guided tour of the Papal Villa in eco-friendly transport (English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish)
  • Hosted Entry
What’s not included: 
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation to Castel Gandolfo
  • Food and Drinks
  • 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.
  • Unfortunately, the bus is not accessible to motory disabled visitors.
  • Latecomers will not be admitted.
Cancellation policy: 
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your visit date. 


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Reserved Entrance
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15 € Adults
10 € Children 6-17
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