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Castel Gandolfo: Papal Palace and Gardens Entrance Ticket

Castel Gandolfo: Papal Palace and Gardens Entrance Ticket

From US$ 36.54 per person

Visit the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo and enjoy a picnic lunch on the terrace of the Barberini Gardens. Get 20% off at the Vatican Museums online shop.

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  • Discover the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer retreat
  • Explore the Papal Palace and Barberini gardens at your own pace
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch with local produce and wine or beer on the terrace
  • Save 20% at the Vatican Museums online shop
  • Explore the Papal Palace and Barberini gardens at your own pace
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Explore the Barberini Gardens and the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo on a self-guided visit. Top off your experience with a picnic lunch and a glass of wine on the terrace in the gardens. Arrive in Castel Gandolfo and discover the treasures of the Papal Palace at your own pace. Admire the palace that served as the Pope’s summer retreat, designed by Swiss-Italian architect Carlo Maderno. Head to Villa Barberini and take a stroll through the famous Barberini Gardens. Admire the lush greenery as you wander through the gardens. Finally, enjoy a picnic on the terrace as you take in the views of the gardens. Your lunch includes a sandwich, a bottle of water, a local dessert, and a glass of wine or beer.
  • Entry ticket to Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo
  • Entry ticket to the Barberini Gardens
  • Picnic lunch
  • 1 glass of wine or beer
  • Bottled water
  • 20% discount at Vatican Museums online shop
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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4 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Good experience. The Palais des Papes and the gardens are magnificent. However, I regret that we cannot stroll through the paths of the gardens. The visit is escorted by a policeman, we had to follow him in step. A little disappointed with the picnic, but the formula generally meets expectations.

July 29, 2021

I only wanted a combination ticket (garden and castle) and I was sold a meal voucher, but I did not redeem it because I only found out later. We were quickly chased through the garden without muse enjoying it. The first strenuous part consisted of a concrete road, then some forest. The guide urged us on in a hurry, I had 6000 steps on my pedometer within a short time, all in all not recommendable. We could have got the tickets at the counter without any problems, much cheaper.

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September 25, 2021

Very nice. Must see!

July 25, 2021

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