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 to individual visitors who wish 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.
“Vatican – Villas round trip” is also suitable for families with children. Make the most of the reductions offered by the Family Tariff!
Itinerary “Vatican – Villas round trip”: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens, Barberini Garden (Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo).
Programme “Vatican – Villas round trip”:
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 multilingual special 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 Roma San Pietro station.