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- Typology: Private tour
- Duration: Approx. 2 hours
- Starting time: TBD
- Included: private Egnlish-speaking guide; and all entrance fees to the Museums and Sistine Chapel and entrance to the gardens
- Operating Days: Mon; Tue; Thu; Fri; Sat;
- Meeting Point: Caffe Vaticano ( viale Vaticano 100 )
Please cover your shoulders and knees. No big umbrellas or backpacks are allowed. Note that your guide will accompany you for the garden tour, if you would like to be accompanied also in your museum visit please inform our staff.
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The Walks Inside Rome team
Our Vatican Gardens Tours is a journey through 2000 years of history, art, nature and faith.
Experience nature and art combined in a unique breathtaking composition as we explore three styles of gardens: English, French, and Italian. Listen to the murmuring of countless fountains,such as the large and picturesque Fountain of the Eagle.
View the Pope's little orchard through a gate behind which lettuce, tomatoes and peas are grown. Pass by the Lourdes Grotto, a faithful reproduction of the grotto at Massabielle, and the Tower of St.John which once formed part of the mediaeval walls and was arranged by John XXIII as his hermitage.
See the Casina Pio IV, built for Pope Pius IV, a Medici, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The modern Vatican heliport used by the Pope as his means of transport, both quick and safe.
Not forgetting the Radio Tower: the Vatican Radio was set up in 1931 by the inventor of radio, Guglielmo Marconi. And many other monuments scattered throughout the gardens, but the most beautiful spot is the Rose Garden along the crest of the hill and everything we have seen dominated by the Dome of St. Peter.
The Vatican Gardens tour is a Walking Tour.
After the tour ends you will be free to enter the Vatican Museums, if you would like your guide to accompany you and enliven the vist, please get in touch with our staff and we will arrange the best option for your needs.
St Peter’s Basilica is an active religious centre and is strongly influenced by liturgical ceremonies and needs: we are therefore not responsible for any inconvenience resulting from sudden closure of the basilica.