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Vatican Museums and Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. Days of tour: every Saturday upon advance booking request (subject to the calendar of the Pontifical Villas) – full price ticket € 40, reduced price ticket € 36

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The exceptional opening to the public in 2014 of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo (situated 24 kilometres from Rome) has enabled the extension of the cultural proposals offered to individual visitors who wish to discover and get to know better the Vatican’s artistic and natural treasures. Every Saturday, a modern and comfortable electric train connects the historic Vatican City railway station with the Pontifical Villas for a full day visit that, starting with the trasures of the Vatican Museums and continuing through the rare botanical wonders of the Vatican Gardens, will lead the visitor to discover the luxuriant Barberini Garden of Castel Gandolfo. Advance booking is required.


  • 8:00 am – Special skip the line entry and open visit – with a special multilingual audioguide – to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • 10:00 am  Transfer on foot through the Vatican Gardens with special multilingual audioguide and departure from the Vatican City railway station, by special electric train, destined for the Pontifical Villas. Transfer, by reserved shuttle bus, from Castel Gandolfo to the Pontifical Villas
  • 12:30 noon – Tour of the Barberini Garden (Pontifical Villa Barberini) by ecological vehicle, with special multilingual audioguide
  • 1:30 pm End of tour and exit from the Pontifical Villas
  • 5:10 pm Transfer, by reserved shuttle bus, from the Pontifical Villas to the Castel Gandolfo station
  • 5:25 pm – Return trip, departure from the Castel Gandolfo railway station, by special electric train destined for St. Peter’s (Rome)

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