With the exceptional opening to the public of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, the Apostolic Palace too becomes, for the first time in history, accessible and open to visits.
A special train, departing every Saturday from the railway station of St. Peter’s, Rome, will transport visitors to the Castel Gandolfo station; families with children can make the most of the reduced Family Tariff.
Besides the Papal Apartment, on display visitors will find five hundred years of history of the Popes, which they can discover thanks to a practical multilingual audioguide accompanying them on a fascinating journey through time, among paintings, relics, liturgical vestments, uniforms and other curiosities.
The Family Tariff is reserved for families composed of a mother, father and at least two children (aged between 6 and 18 years, and/or students up to the age of 25 with valid documentation). The ticket is free for second and subsequent children.
In any case children aged between 0 and 5 years enter free of charge.
Programme “By train to the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo – Family”:
10.45 Meet up at the railway station of St. Peter’s, Rome.
11.08 Outbound trip, departure from the railway station of St. Peter’s, Rome, on a special electric train, destined for Castel Gandolfo.
12.10 Arrival at the Castel Gandolfo railway station.
N.B. From the station, visitors will make their own way to the Apostolic Palace, which overlooks the town’s main square, Piazza della Libertà.
12.30 Open visit – with dedicated multilingual audioguide – of the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo.
13.30 End of the visit and exit from the Apostolic Palace.
17.10 Meet up at the Castel Gandolfo railway station.
N.B. Visitors will make their own way to the station.
17.24 Return trip, departure from the Castel Gandolfo railway station, by special electric train, destined for St. Peter’s, Rome.