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Rome: Papal Summer Residence Half-Day Trip

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Activity provider: Italy Wonders
Other experience

Rome: Papal Summer Residence Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: Italy Wonders

From US$ 59.39 per person

Visit the Pope's summer residence on this half-day trip. See the iconic papal gardens on an open bus and explore the rich history inside the grand Apostolic Palace.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, Italian, Spanish
Audio guide included
English, Italian, Spanish


  • Feel the presence of history on a half-day trip to the Pope’s summer residence
  • See the Barberini Gardens and learn about its history thanks to an audio guide
  • Visit the papal apartments inside the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo
  • Examine the portrait gallery showcasing the long line of popes through history
  • Marvel at the splendour and artistic design of the papal palace apartments
Full description

Take a tour of the Apostolic Palace, stroll through the Barberini Gardens, and walk in the footsteps of the pope himself on this thrilling half-day trip.

After meeting your host near Termini Station, a train will take you to Castel Gandolfo, where you’ll transfer to a comfortable open-roofed bus.

Enjoy the Barberini Gardens for an hour while the audio guide explains the interesting details of the area. You’ll be fascinated by the sense of history and grandeur as you pass through this historical must-see.

Take in the breathtaking views of the picturesque Lake Albano – and be sure to take lots of photos.

From there, you’ll step into the impressive Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope. Take your time to enjoy this world of pure artistic beauty. Visit the luxurious papal apartments, see the gallery of the papal portraits, the extensive Vatican Library, and much more! 

An absolute must-do for any visitor to the area.

  • Round trip ticket
  • Audio guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
Customer reviews

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3.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Me avisaron para cambiarme la hora de la visita, y gracias a la gestión del operador que en todo momento me facilitó las entradas, transporte y tikects de tren pude llevarla a cabo, dándome para ello todo tipo de información y ayuda. Gracias

November 9, 2022


Siempre quise visitar Castel Gandolfo, este programa cubrió mi expectativa. En el pueblito hay pequeños restaurantes que se come bien. Gracias.

June 10, 2022


Il ne figure pas dans le descriptif la montée très dure à faire à pied car il n'est pas prévu un service de navette même pour les gens dont l'état de santé le justifie. Je suis cardiaque, opérée du cœur et j'ai bien cru ne jamais arriver jusqu'au bout de la montée au village perché. Il faut le signaler et prévoir un service.

May 13, 2022


Product ID: 412296