Tour of the Apostolic Palace
Tour of the Apostolic Palace

Tour of the Apostolic Palace

The Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

The Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo opens up for the first time to visits by the public. This tour is offered to both the individual visitor and groups interested in taking part in a collective visit with an audioguide.
Besides the Papal Apartment, five hundred years of history of the Popes narrated by a multilingual audioguide that accompanies visitors in an open tour among paintings, relics, liturgical vestments, uniforms and other curiosities. Also on display are the sedan chair of Pope Pius IX and the BMW used by Pope Wojtyla during his summer stays at Castel Gandolfo. An “invitation to the Palace” valid on the weekend too!

The visit to the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo is suitable also for families with children. Make the most of the reductions offered by the Family Tariff!

For the visitor who would instead prefer to leave the car at home and enjoy a comfortable journey by train, we offer the Saturday tour “By train to the Palazzo Apostolico”.

Take advantage of a promotion to visit the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo. A special entry fee of 7 Euros is reserved to all those who can present at the entrance in Piazza della Libertà a ticket or booking for a visit to the Vatican Museums. If on the other hand you are already at Castel Gandolfo and have participated in a guided tour, on foot or by ecological vehicle, of the Barberini Garden of the Pontifical Villas, keep your ticket and conclude your itinerary at the Apostolic Palace, at the reduced fee of 7 Euros!

A special promotional tariff of 16 Euros per person is reserved to those who, having already booked a visit to the Apostolic Palace, decide upon arrival to participate, on the same day, in a tour of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo (Villa Barberini) on board an eco-vehicle. The tour may be purchased directly in loco, according to availability.

If you have already booked online a visit to the Apostolic Palace, or if you have bought a ticket in loco, you can “stroll” in the Villa Barberini Gardens on the same day, taking advantage of the special promotional price of 8 Euros per person. Purchase is possible directly at the ticket office, subject to availability.