Pope's Farm

Full Day Sistine Chapel, Pope's Summer Residence plus Cooking Class & Lunch | Private

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the wonders of the papacy in Rome and Castel Gandolfo.

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    Full day

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Why Choose it?

  • Enjoy 7:30 am VIP entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Explore the Pope’s summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.
  • Experience an exclusive cooking class and dine on your culinary creation.

Tour description

Indulge in a day worthy of the papacy as you venture from the Vatican to the countryside. Take in art, architecture, and of course world-class Italian cuisine.Your experience begins at 7:30am at the Vatican Museums. Step into the nearly-crowdless Sistine Chapel to soak in the sublime genius of Michelangelo's frescoes in peace.

Your private driver leads you from Vatican City through the rolling hills of Rome’s countryside to Castel Gandolfo--the official summer residence of the Pope since the 16th century. Visit the incredible palace, peek inside the private papal apartments and gaze over the cerulean Albano Lake. Before starting your culinary journey, explore the refined Barberini Gardens--a prime example of sculpted Italian landscapes--on board an eco-vehicle.

Glove up and prepare for a culinary experience you won’t soon forget at Fattoria delle Ville Pontificie--a 55-hectare estate including stables, orchards, vineyards, and livestock.

Our English-speaking chef will welcome you with antipasti, prosecco, and the means to make the perfect pasta and dessert by hand. All ingredients come straight from the farm for a local and organic meal. Lunch is served with the food you have prepared and paired with local wines.

Spend the rest of your afternoon visiting the boutiques, caffès, and gelaterias around Castel Gandolfo. Sit in the piazza and watch the locals or take in the views of the mountains and lake.

Enjoy the dreamlike landscapes during your ride back to Rome from an unforgettable adventure.


VIP earliest entrance to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
Pope's Summer Residence and Gardens visit in Castel Gandolfo.
Exclusive cooking class and lunch at the organic papal farm.


  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Apostolic Palace
  • Papal Estate
  • Castel Gandolfo (optional)

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

meeting point:

Entrance of the Vatican Museums

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!

This tour is also available as a Shared Tour!

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