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The pretty village of Castel Gandolfo overlooks Lake Albano and is a popular day trip destination from Rome. The site offers a peaceful respite from the bustle of Italy’s capital city and is home to the the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo and Barberini Gardens, which make up the papal summer residence and are now open to the public.

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Audio-guided tour of the Villas of Castel Gandolfo & Barberini Gardens

Audio-guided tour of the Villas of Castel Gandolfo & Barberini Gardens

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Why not extend your "Vatican" experience to the beautiful papal palace of Castel Gandolfo? Located a short distance from Rome, it is home to the very origins of what would become the Roman people, where the Popes have their vineyards, farms, olive trees and where you can see up close a Papal Palace opened to the public only recently. . Visit it at a great price! Save time by purchasing our package which will include tickets and a visit to the Apostolic Palace with audio guide and to the Barberini Gardens in an ecological convertible vehicle. You will have the fantastic opportunity to have lunch inside the gardens.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$46.15
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Exclusive Papal Summer Residence Tour - Lunch Included

Exclusive Papal Summer Residence Tour - Lunch Included

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Go inside the papal summer residence during this exclusive half-day tour. Explore Castel Gandolfo and the beautifully landscaped Barberini Gardens, only open to the public since 2016, along with an audio guide. Admire views of Lake Albano and relax over lunch in the papal gardens.
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  • 5 hours
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$52.60
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A Walk in the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
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A Walk in the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo

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Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the life that Popes lived for about 400 years! Overlooking the sapphire blue and emerald green waters of Lake Albano, this stunning complex is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Appointment at Castel Gandolfo for a walking tour of the "green heart" of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. Visitors will be accompanied by a member of the Vatican staff. Enjoy the walk through the botanical and architectural wonders of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. Just recently Pope Francis opened a huge portion of these premises to the public. So you can spend some time admiring the lush tree-lined gardens and, of course, viewing the remains of Emperor Domitian’s residence. You can upgrade your walk in the Pontifical Villas with: The visit of the Papal Apartment, five hundred years of Popes' history, along a rich exhibition itinerary! Lunch in the Papal Gardens: enjoy a lunch in the garden picnic area!
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  • 3 hours
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$26.84
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Pontifical Villa Gardens at Castel Gandolfo Audio-Guided Minibus Tour
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Pontifical Villa Gardens at Castel Gandolfo Audio-Guided Minibus Tour

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Overlooking the sapphire blue and emerald green waters of Lake Albano, this stunning complex is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Pope Urban VIII ordered the construction of a country home here. The views across the lake and of the surrounding hills are spectacular. Just recently Pope Francis opened a huge portion of these premises to the public. Enjoy the visit in the Papal Gardens by an ecological open minibus. The audioguide will fill your ears with some high-quality papal trivia as you're being driven around. Find out which pontiff installed a swimming pool, and which one laid low in Castel Gandolfo for months after handing in his resignation. You can upgrade your minibus tour in the Pontifical Villas with: The Papal Apartment visit: five hundred years of Popes' history, along a rich exhibition itinerary! Lunch in the Papal Gardens: enjoy a lunch with traditional food products in the garden picnic area.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$40.79
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Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers
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Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers

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Visit the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, the traditional summer residence of the pope, on this 5-hour private tour from Rome. You'll travel out of the city by Mercedes vehicle for the ride to the museum, also known as the Apostolic Palace, where you'll tour the interior to see rooms like the Music Room. Plus explore the Barberini Gardens on a golf cart, listening to narration while you enjoy views of the Alban Hills. Lunch is included.
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  • 6 hours
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$1,127.14
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Vatican 360 Access: Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gardens Combo Visit
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Vatican 360 Access: Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gardens Combo Visit

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Dive straight into the action with a visit to the Vatican gardens. Fully explore this peaceful and secluded hideaway. Uncover the highlights including the Vatican Radio, the Academy of Sciences, the Apostolic Residence, and the Vatican Government Palace. Once you’ve finished exploring the impressive Italian and French inspired landscape, it's back to the Museums. Depending on the option selected, you’ll either be accompanied by an official licensed guide, or have the chance to go solo! Uncover the history and see the main highlights including the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of Maps, and the Gallery of Tapestries. Select the “Ultimate Vatican Full Day Visit” option and join us for an extended visit to Castel Gandolfo. Head off to this hillside retreat (train tickets included). Walk in the footsteps of the Pope’s and enjoy panoramic views in the Pope's summary time home. And finish off with a complimentary lunch accompanied by a glass of fine Italian vino.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$61.18
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$61.18

Pope's Residence, Apostolic Palace and Barberini Gardens Tour
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Pope's Residence, Apostolic Palace and Barberini Gardens Tour

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The Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Colosseum are three of Rome’s most visited attractions and queues can take over an hour at busy times. With this tour, head straight inside the Vatican with skip-the-line access, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, and enter St Peter’s Basilica through a special entrance reserved only for tour participants. Upgrade to include a guided tour of the Colosseum including special access to the Arena Floor.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Half-Day Trip to Pope’s Summer Residence from Rome

Half-Day Trip to Pope’s Summer Residence from Rome

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Go deep into the Vatican with this 3.5-hour guided private tour. Marvel at the stunning masterpieces inside the Vatican Museums— using your skip-the-line access to breeze right in— and learn about the story behind each jaw-dropping piece of art: from Rafael to Michelangelo. Then head into St. Peter's Basilica, via a private passageway, to see more show-stopping art, including Michelangelo's Pieta. Because this is a private tour, go at your own pace and create an itinerary that is customized to your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.70
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Private e-Bike Tour from Appian Way to Castelgandolfo Lake with Lunch

Private e-Bike Tour from Appian Way to Castelgandolfo Lake with Lunch

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Leave the bustle of Rome behind and follow the ancient Appian Way through the countryside with this guided e-bike adventure. Pass Roman tombs and ruins as you pedal to Castel Gandolfo, where you can take a dip in Lake Albano and explore the historic town. Stop for a two-course lunch with local wine at a traditional “osteria” before hopping on the train back to the city.
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  • 8 hours
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Tour to the Roman castles: Nemi, Ariccia and Castel Gandolfo, a day from Rome

Tour to the Roman castles: Nemi, Ariccia and Castel Gandolfo, a day from Rome

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The Roman castles are located in the territory of the ancient Lazio Vetus, about 30 km from Rome, they are a series of small villages scattered on a territory of volcanic origin, immersed in the green of hills, woods and lakes; there are fourteen villages rich in history, traditions and popular festivals. The origin of the name of the Roman castles dates back to the fourteenth century, when many inhabitants of Rome took refuge in the castles of Roman feudal families such as: Savelli, Annibaldi, Orsini and Colonna, to escape the economic and political difficulties caused by the Avignon Prison. The Roman castles are located on the hills, in the area of the Alban hills, a short distance from each other; this holiday day will give you the opportunity to visit the main hill towns of Nemi, Ariccia and Castel Gandolfo; in the whole area of the castles, agriculture is the main economic and employment resource, together with the production of excellent and renowned wines.
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  • 8 hours
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$271.35
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Castel Gandolfo: visit to the gardens and food experience at the pope farm

Castel Gandolfo: visit to the gardens and food experience at the pope farm

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- You will enjoy a tour of the gardens and the Pope Palace in Castel Gandolfo - You will admire the archeological finds in the garden - Look out from the most suggestive viewpoints - Visit to the Pope farm - A chef will teach you how to make fresh pasta and dessert - Be delighted with a lunch at an exclusive location
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  • 8 hours
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$354.25
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Roman Countryside Food and Wine Tasting from Rome

Roman Countryside Food and Wine Tasting from Rome

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Escape the urban bustle for a day on this 6-hour culinary tour of the Roman countryside. Travel along the ancient Appian Way through historic villages like Castel Gandolfo, Nemi and Frascati, stopping at vineyards and other gourmet destinations to indulge in local flavors. Taste excellent regional wines, specialty products like ‘porchetta,’ fresh-baked biscuits and creamy gelato while your guide shares insight into the history and culture of the beautiful landscape.
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  • 6 hours
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$212.55
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Castel Gandolfo Gardens: Pope's Summer Residence and Lunch

Castel Gandolfo Gardens: Pope's Summer Residence and Lunch

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Enjoy a unique half-day tour from Rome that will take you to the lovely town of Castel Gandolfo where you will visit the Papal Palace and its stunning landscaped gardens. 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 and walk in the footsteps of the popes. Once you've arrived at Castel Gandolfo, walk to the Papal residence where you'll receive an official audio guide. Then, enjoy a ride on the Vatican ecological 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 exclusive lunch. Visit the Papal Apartment to delve into 500 years of history. Look at the balcony from where the Popes pronounced the Angelus every summer Sunday. Add a train ticket to your visit, to arrive comfortably from Rome to Castel Gandolfo
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Enjoy Castelli Romani!

Enjoy Castelli Romani!

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- Go on an exceptional tour immersed in the flavors of the Castelli Romani - Enjoy the side streets and the stories of Castel Gandolfo, Nemi, Genzano, Ariccia and Frascati together with an expert - Look out from the most suggestive viewpoints to admire the beauty of the two lakes - Be delighted by the cappuccino and croissant at the main square in Castel Gandolfo - Visit to the historical centre of Nemi - Enjoy a lunch with typical local produce - Taste local wine
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trip to Rome Countryside including Nemi, Frascati, Castelgandolfo

Day Trip to Rome Countryside including Nemi, Frascati, Castelgandolfo

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If you're looking to get out of urban Rome and into the surrounding countryside, this fully customizable tour might be for you. Your personal driver will pick you up from your Rome hotel and drive you out into nature, with stops at Nemi, Ariccia, Castelgandolfo, and Frascati along the way.
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  • 7 hours
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Castel Gandolfo - Picnic and Transfers from Rome included

Castel Gandolfo - Picnic and Transfers from Rome included

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Do not miss the chance to see the beautiful papal palace of Castel Gandolfo! Located a short distance from Rome, in a splendid position overlooking the lake, Castel Gandolfo has been elected one of the most beautiful villages in Italy! You will visit the palace and the gardens, where the Popes have their vineyards, farms, olive trees and where you can see up close a Papal Palace open to the public only recently . Our driver will pick you up in the center of Rome and lead you, in the smoothest possible way, to this charming papal palace. The tour will include tickets and a visit to the Apostolic Palace with audio guide and to the Barberini Gardens on an eco-friendly convertible. You will then have the fantastic opportunity to have a typical picnic inside the gardens. At the end of the excursion our driver will drop you off back at your hotel. Picnic included: (picnic in the gardens with porchetta (roast pork) / veg sandwich + wine / beer + dolcetto)
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  • 5 hours
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Castel Gandolfo Pope's Palace & Gardens Tour with Cooking Class (Max 6 Guests)

Castel Gandolfo Pope's Palace & Gardens Tour with Cooking Class (Max 6 Guests)

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Enjoy a divine day in Castel Gandolfo. Come and indulge in a cooking class and lunch at the Pope’s farm, tour the Papal Palace and soak up the charming atmosphere of this classic Italian hilltop town visiting the astonishing Barberini Gardens. The day starts in Rome where transport has been arranged for you to reach the Papal estat. Begin with a visit to the the Papal Palace and Gardens. Then you will arrive at the Pope’s Farm where your culinary adventure begins. The organic farm covers 50 acres and is home to cows, free range chickens, bees, and a sprawling vegetable garden. The farm also produces its own olive oil and dairy products. Here you meet your professional chef with whom you will practice the traditional method of making authentic fresh pasta by hand, as well as a dessert from scratch, using all the fresh ingredients from the Pope’s farm itself. Lunch is then served with the food you have prepared with local wine.
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  • 8 hours
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$267.29
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Day Trip To Roman Castles - Private Tour

Day Trip To Roman Castles - Private Tour

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Driver Tour Service, guided tours in Rome, is happy to propose an interesting tour in the enchanting scenery of the Roman Castles. Besides visiting the rustic landscape around Rome, you will have the possibility to taste the delicious local products, such as wine and cheese…enjoy! During this guided Roman Castles tour, we will reach the small towns of Ariccia, Frascati and Albano, besides the charming location of Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Pope, characterized by the spectacular panorama of the lake. You will enjoy also the breathtaking landscape of the Roman lake of Nemi, which is a pretty place famous due to the local delicious fragoline di bosco (wild strawberries).
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  • 5 hours
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$231.87
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Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence of the Pope from Rome

Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence of the Pope from Rome

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Though smaller, and with far less art, the Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas are a feasible alternative to the Vatican for travelers who would like to avoid Rome’s crowds. This tour takes you from your hotel in Rome to the villas—located about an hour south of the city next to Lago Albano—saving you the trouble of navigation. Take a tour of the Papal Palace’s gardens, portrait museum, and library with an audio guide, then explore the town of Castelgandolfo’s pretty historic center. Plus, you’ll get your very own Papal blessing on parchment.
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  • 6 hours
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$311.31
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Castelli Romani Tour from Rome

Castelli Romani Tour from Rome

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Escape the urban bustle of Rome and discover the peaceful hills of the Castelli Romani just outside the city. Travel by private minivan to take in the highlights in a single day, including the charming towns of Frascati, Ariccia, and Albano Laziale, home to the Villa Doria Pamphili. Enjoy views over Lake Albano and the pope's summer palace in Castel Gandolfo and stop for a traditional trattoria lunch (own expense).
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  • 8 hours
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$268.37
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Castelli Romani: A Day Trip to Rome's countryside

Castelli Romani: A Day Trip to Rome's countryside

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Right outside of Rome there are a series of small towns that are equally worthy of exploration. This magical place is called the Roman Castles (Castelli Romani), only about 10 miles outside of the city where you will find a unique atmosphere with their marvelous food, wine, and rural traditions.
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  • 10 hours
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$1,141.08
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Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence of the Pope from Rome

Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence of the Pope from Rome

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We are immensely pleased to lead to you to visit: • The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo on your own with audioguides (included) • Then you’ll enjoy the pretty historical centre of Castel Gandolfo town • The scenic view of the Albano Lake • Free time for a very good lunch (own expense). Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English. Upgradable with Official Licensed Expert Tour Guide (in Private option) Pickup and dropoff will be at your accommodation in Rome. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: • Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers • Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) • Welcoming by private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable Vehicles
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  • 6 hours
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$311.31
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$311.31
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Lunch at Pope's Summer Residence Tour

Lunch at Pope's Summer Residence Tour

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Take a break from the crowds of Rome on a half-day tour to the Papal Palace in Castel Gandolfo. Enjoy ample free time to walk around the grounds of the Pope’s summer residence, including the Barberini Gardens, the ruins of Emperor Domitian's villa, and Apostolic Place. Afterwards, sit down for a delicious Italian lunch before a relaxing return journey to the city.
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  • 3 hours
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$52.60
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Exclusive Pope's Summer Residence Tour

Exclusive Pope's Summer Residence Tour

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Leave the bustle of Rome behind, and visit the Pope’s exclusive summer residence, on a tour of Castel Gandolfo. Located just 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the city center, the residence comprises the opulent Apostolic Palace, the Barberini Gardens, and more. Set off in the morning via bus; upon arrival, you’ll go on an audio tour of both the palace and gardens. Enjoy a lunch break amidst the greenery before heading back to the city. Add on an optional upgrade to tour the Vatican Museums upon returning to Rome.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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