Vatican Gardens Guided Tour

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Category: Guided Tours
Location: Rome, Italy
Rating: 4.5 / 5
     (based on 619 reviews)

Duration: 2 hours
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Visit the Vatican Gardens without queuing up and with an official Vatican Tour Guide!

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 info@florence-tickets.com

  • It is necessary to book at least 5 workdays before the visit.
  • In front of museum you will be allowed to skip the line choosing the lateral entrance designed for groups. Also the ticket-office where you have to change your voucher with real tickets is the group's one. After clearing security, the meeting point will be at the "Guided Tours" booth, which is located straight ahead up the small staircase on the left.
  • It is advisable to arrive 20 minutes early with a valid document to pass the security controls; we suggest to have little bags with you.
  • You are invited to dress appropriately.
  • Florence tickets is not responsible for eventual lack of service caused by the ticket offices or activities of the Holy Father.

What makes this Tour Unique?

  • Tour with an official Vatican guide
  • Skip the line and don't waste you time
  • See these natural jewels otherwise not accessible
  • Immerse yourself in this green lung
  • Admire the Fountain of the Sacrament and the monument to the Virgin of Guadalupe
  • Stay in the museum how long you want after the guided tour

Reduced and free tickets

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance).
  • No reduction for over 65 years old.

Free Ticket:

  • Children under 6 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance).
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Tour

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.

Language

English

Tour Guide

Official Vatican Tour Guide

Audioguides

Headset system

Duration

About 2 hours

Included in the ticket

  • Your Vatican Gardens ticket also allows you to remain in the museum after the guided tour as long as you like! (until the closing time).

Disabled Visitors

Almost all sectors of the Vatican Museums are accessible for disabled tourists; if necessary wheelchairs will be provided without extracharges with an advanced booking (accoglienza.musei@scv.va).

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The Vatican Gardens are located in the Vatican City - Rome.

Gardens

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...).

History

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.

Architectural elements

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.

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22 May 2016
It helped that we had a very good guide who was very informative. Worth paying the extra for as you would not get all the information yourself easily.
21 May 2016
Hard to believe that this sized garden exists in the centre of the Vatican, a peaceful place to avoid the crowds briefly
20 May 2016
These are the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. It is just perfection in every way and can be seem from many view points around The Vatican .
12 May 2016
This gardens were part of our combined tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Basilica. Although not as impressive as the structures themselves, they provided a nice interlude to the indoor portions of the tour. That it threatened to rain but did not made it even better!
09 May 2016
We did a 45 min tour by bus, which we preferred to a 2 hours walk. The ticket includes a visit to the Sistine Chapel as well as the Museums. The tour is in an open bus, with audio explanation (not to extensive, just right) and leaves you in awe, for the gardens are vast, beautiful and diverse.
28 Apr 2016
Me and my fiancé booked a last minute tour to see the Vatican gardens, which was worth it. I recommend going to Vatican Gardens. it was well preserved and our tour was telling us which part of the gardens were some of the past Popes favorites. The rose garden was beautiful because it overlooks the entire Vatican City. There were...
22 Apr 2016
I could not visit as I was unaware of restriction. Book in advance to avoid last minute disappointment.
20 Apr 2016
Peaceful, quiet, a true oasis in a bustling place. The Vatican is an amazing but overwhelming place; a walk in the garden is the perfect way to let your soul find comfort.
18 Apr 2016
Gardens were very appealing and well manicured. It was a nice break to go outside in the fresh air, to have a view from the roof top. Great photo spot.
02 Apr 2016
We took the guided bus tour of the Vatican gardens, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ticket is also good for the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel. The gardens are beautiful, and the narration excellent (different languages via head phones) Make reservations on line, as we saw many turned away.
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