With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Vatican Gardens without standing in line and with an official english speaking Vatican Tour Guide.
Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Vatican.
In about two hours you will visit these amazing private Gardens, located in the smallest State around the world, full of masterpieces and natural jewels otherwise not accessible, accompanied by the explanation of a qualified Tour Guide!
IMPORTANT: If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.
To validate your purchase it's necessary to supply all the guest's names to this e-mail address email@example.com
We inform you that due to the replacement of the elevator that leads to the Apostolic Library Gallery and to the Gallery of Tapestries, visitors in wheelchair who will come to the Vatican Museums from the 15th to the 25th of October 2012, will not have access during the specified period neither to the Superior Galleries nor to the Raphael Rooms.
Every day (except Wednesday and Sunday); the schedules of the guided tours are subject to changes, so for the availability please check the booking box above.
Official Vatican Tour Guide
About 2 hours
Almost all sectors of the Vatican Museums are accessible for disabled tourists; if necessary wheelchairs will be provided without extracharges with an advanced booking (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About two-thirds of the surface of the Vatican City are occupied by these huge Gardens composed of various areas (English Garden, Italian Garden, Garden of the Pope...).
In 1279 Pope Nicholas III moved the papal residence from the Lateran to the Vatican and this date marks the birth year of the Gardens; he planted an orchard, a lawn and a garden, and used these spaces as a place of meditation and relaxation.
Between 16th and 17th centuries, worked there artists like Donato Bramante, Pirro Ligorio, Antonio Tempesta and Giovanni Battista Falda.
To protect the Vatican,were built the Leonine Walls whose ruins are still visible today in two sections: in the first you can see the Palazzina della Zecca, the Fountain of the Sacrament (or of the Towers) and the Gardener's Casina; in the second (restored by Nicholas V) there are two round towers: the Radio Tower (seat of Radio Vatican) and the Gregorian Tower (next to which was built a summer residence for Pope Leone XIII).
Of particular interest are the numerous fountains, including that of Galera, a spectacular ship that shoots jets of water from its cannons, the Fountain of the Eagle and the Fontanone del Gianicolo.
You will also find a series of tributes to the Virgin Mary as the temple of Our Lady of the Guard (1937), the monument to the Virgin of Guadalupe (1939) and the reproduction of the Grotto of Lourdes (1902).
A triumph of fragrances, colors and shapes is given by the many plants and flowers of the Gardens, starting from the exotic species imported from far continents like America and Asia, to some examples of Mediterranean flora. Particular is the grassy area where it is designed the papal coat of arms with the Keys of St.Peter and the Triregno with the heraldic symbol of the reigning pontiff.