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 not only to individual visitors but also to families who wish to make the most of the Family reduced Tariff 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 wonders 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.
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 with valid documentation). The ticket is free for second and subsequent children.
In any case children aged between 0 and 5 years enter free.
Itinerary of “Vatican Full Day by train – Family”: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens, Barberini Garden (Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo).
Programme “Vatican Full Day by train” – Family”:
8.00 Special skip the line entry and open visit – with a special multilingual audioguide – to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
10.00 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 Tour of the Barberini Garden (Pontifical Villa Barberini) by ecological vehicle, with special multilingual audioguide.
13.30 End of tour and exit from the Pontifical Villas.
17.10 Transfer, by reserved shuttle bus, from the Pontifical Villas to the Castel Gandolfo station.
17.24 Return trip, departure from the Castel Gandolfo railway station, by special electric train destined for St. Peter’s, Rome.