In yet another inclusive move, Pope Francis decided to throw open the gates of the Barberini Gardens at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo on March 1, 2014, and make them accessible to all. Join this extraordinary guided tour lead by guides authorized by the State of the Vatican City!
Located in the verdant Alban Hills just south of Rome, the complex of Castel Gandolfo includes the papal palace, a 62-acre farm, the remains of the Roman villa of emperor Domitian, and the splendid Barberini Gardens with their archaeological and natural context of extraordinary beauty.
Available from Monday to Friday at 8:30am and 11:30am; Saturdays also at 10:30am.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Languages: English and Italian.
Meeting Point: in front of the main entrance of the Villa Barberini in Castel Gandolfo.
At the moment of the visit, it is not possible to increase the number of people from that previously booked.
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HOW TO GET THERE from Rome:
Pontifical Villas – Barberini Gardens
Strada Provinciale 71/b
Via Carlo Rosselli in front of Piazzale Urbano VIII
Castel Gandolfo (Rome)
By Bus: Subway Line A, direction Anagnina. Get off at Anagnina. From the Bus Terminal COTRAL, take bus line Rome – Castel Gandolfo. Get off at Castel Gandolfo and follow the signs towards the town center (10 minutes walking).
By Train: Termini Train Station, line Rome – Albano. Get off at Castel Gandolfo and follow the signs to the town center (15 minutes walking).
By Car: Highway 7 (Via Appia Nuova) from Rome, exit and follow the signs to Castel Gandolfo, where there are various free and paying parking possibilities. Depending on the chosen car parking, follow the signs to the
In yet another inclusive move, Pope Francis decided to throw open the gates of the Barberini Gardens at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo on March 1, 2014, and make them accessible to all. Enjoy this special privilege and visit the botanical and architectural wonders of the papal residence known as "the second Vatican," a secret and beautiful place overlooking the lake of Castel Gandolfo, where the splendor and glory of art and nature coexist in admirable balance.
Located in the verdant Alban Hills just south of Rome, the complex of Castel Gandolfo includes the papal palace, a 62-acre farm, the remains of a Roman villa, and the splendid Barberini Gardens.
Your itinerary starts from the Barberini Gardens, the least known. You'll be introduced to the archaeological and natural context of extraordinary beauty - from the Magnolia Garden to the Alley of the Roses, from the Alley of the Herbs to that of the Nymphaea, from the Ilex square to the Belvedere Garden.
In Roman times, the Villa of the Emperor Domitian stood in the Villa Barberini area, overlooking the lake. You'll have the opportunity to stand among the ruins of the Imperial Theater and discover the grand and romantic ruin of the cryptoporticus (a covered gallery), immortalized in a capriccio drawing by Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
Your visit culminates facing the Square Courtyard or the Belvedere Garden, from where you'll enjoy a view over the entire Lazio region, extending over the sea to the distant horizon.
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