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Castel Gandolfo: Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

Activity provider:TICKETSTATION SRL
Entry ticket

Castel Gandolfo: Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

Activity provider:TICKETSTATION SRL

From US$ 64.25 per person

Visit Castel Gandolfo to see the papal palace complex that served over 30 popes. Explore the gardens on an open bus, enter the papal residence, and savor a tasty lunch prepared by the pope's chefs.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, German, Spanish, French, Italian


  • Marvel at the museum collections of the papal palace complex
  • Enjoy an exclusive lunch in the stunning Barberini Gardens
  • Understand the holy significance of the Pope's summer residence
  • Get papal treatment on an audio guided mini bus garden tour
  • Experience the special atmosphere of Castel Gandolfo
Full description

Just 12 miles outside of Rome stands the town of Castel Gandolfo, home to the papal residence for over 400 years. Join an exclusive tour of the Apostolic Palace and the Barberini Gardens to walk in the footsteps of the popes. Once arriving at Castel Gandolfo, walk to the papal residence to receive an official audio guide. Then, enjoy a ride on the Vatican open bus for an hour around the Barberini Gardens. While you enjoy the fresh air and summer breeze, the staff of the papal residence will prepare your lunch. Visit the papal apartment to delve into 500 years of history. Wander from the bedroom to the private chapel, from the library to the studio. Look at the balcony from where the popes pronounced the Angelus every summer Sunday.

  • Papal gardens reserved entrance
  • Papal apartment reserved entrance
  • Open minibus tour with audioguide
  • Papal villa audio guide tour
  • Lunch in the Papal Gardens
  • Transportation from Rome Termini Station to Castel Gandolfo (if option selected)
  • Guided tour
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please report at the ticketing desk inside the Villa, after passing the security check located in Piazza della Libertà - Castel Gandolfo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • The Papal Palace complex and gardens have security restrictions
Customer reviews

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May 28, 2023

mi è piaciuta molto molto abbiamo visto prima la residenza papale poi ci hanno portato con il pullman a visitare i giardini e poi abbiamo mangiato fuori nella veranda del giardino.vetamente una bella esperienza

November 10, 2022


Bellissima esperienza, dalle forte emozioni, da consigliare. Ottimo pranzo.

November 2, 2022


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