Pope’s Summer Residence Tours | Vatican Private Tour of Castel Gandolfo from Rome
Pope’s Summer Residence Tours | Curious to know where the Pope spends his summers?
Private Golf Cart Tour of the Barberini Gardens including your own driver!
Pope’s Summer Residence Tours | Inclusions:
- Barberini Gardens
- Pontifical Gardens
- Pontifical Farms
- Pope Private Apt
- Pope Official Apts
Vatican Private Tour Pope’s Summer Residence From Rome Itinerary
3 hrs.| Start: 7.00 p.m. | Skip The Line Ticket | 4 hrs.| Start: 10.00 a.m. | Private Guide who speaks English | Luxury vehicle
Meeting Point: Hotel pick-up in Rome.
Pope’s Summer Residence Tours | Travelling from Rome in a luxury car with your English-speaking guide, you will be transported to the rich history of the Popes and the beautiful Pontifical Castle. Your visit to the Barberini Gardens will be luxurious as you are driven in a golf cart by your private driver. When you arrive at the Pope’s Summer Residence, you will be greeted by an official Vatican Guide who has personalised every aspect of your visit. This tour is suitable for friends, couples, and families.
The first hour of your tour is a golf cart tour of the fabulous gardens. Your guide will tell you more about the archaeological and botanical treasures which await visitors to be discovered. You will see breathtaking fountains and realise the significance of the exquisite artistry found in these gardens.
Drive through the 130m passage of the Roman Criptoportico, also known as the Criptoportico Neroniano. It is thought to be believed that the third Emperor of Rome, Caligula was murdered here!
Roman Theatre of Domitian’s villa
This villa dates back to the 1st Century AD and is believed to be built by Emperor Domitian who was the brother of Emperor Titus and son of Emperor Vespasian.
Fresh olives, ricotta, milk, cheese, and honey are still produced today and the current Pope enjoys the fresh produce from these farms!
Private Pope Apartment / Private Official Apartment
With an audio guide, you will learn about the Pope’s Summer Residence as well as his private chambers. The Papal Portrait Gallery has fascinating portraits of Popes, past and present. One of the most famous Popes for introducing Michelangelo and his artworks to the world, Pope Julius II is also featured in this gallery. Admire the works of Bernini too, renowned for being one of the best sculptors of the 17th century who was also a brilliant architect.
Out and About Town
Pope’s Summer Residence Tours | You will have some allocated time to enjoy the town and its charming history. In the main square of Castel Gandolfo’s, look out for the world’s first post box. As Bernini was also a renowned architect, The St. Thomas of Villanova Church is a must-see. Pietro da Cortona an Italian Baroque architect and painter has painted an image of the crucifixion of Christ. There is a cupola designed by Bernini depicting a Greek Key Cross. Enjoy a meal in one of the many charming restaurants and enjoy Roman delicacies as you take in the lovely views of Lake Albano.
The tour ends with your personal driver dropping you back at your hotel in Rome.
Tour Pope’s Summer Residence in the comfort of your own luxury vehicle!
Pope’s Summer Residence Tours | Important Reminder – Vatican Private Tour Pope’s Summer Residence From Rome
- Private English-speaking driver.
- Tickets for Papal Residence and Barberini Gardens are included.
- Luxury private vehicle.
- 4-hour tour pope’s summer residence, Barberini Gardens, and Papal Apartment
- Official Vatican Guide to take you on a tour of the Barberini Gardens.
- Audio-guide for exploring Popes Private and Official Residence.