Vatican Gardens and Necropolis Via Triumphalis Guided Tour

Musei Vaticani, Viale Vaticano, Roma, RM, Italia -
starting from 44
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Priority access
  • Photos allowed

What to expect

  • Tour of the Vatican Gardens with a professional guide
  • Tour of the Necropolis Via Triumphalis with a professional guide
  • Free visit of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time

Life and death


The huge complex of the Vatican Gardens originates from the first little garden and orchard implanted here in 1279 by the will of Pope Nicholas III.

Composed today of various areas (English Garden, Italian Garden, Garden of the Pope etc), they are rich in numerous fountains (the Fountain of the Eagle, the Fontanone del Gianicolo and that one of Galera, a spectacular ship that shoots jets of water from its cannons).

You will also see some ruins of the ancient Leonine Walls, built in order to protect the Vatican area, and the Radio Tower (seat of Radio Vatican).

Surrounded by the most various plants and flowers, starting from the exotic species imported from America and Asia to some examples of the Mediterranean flora, you will lose the sense of time and you will discover how faith, art and nature can live together in harmony. In the grassy area it is also designed the papal coat of arms with the Keys of St. Peter.

Necropolis Via Triumphalis

In 2003, on one of the Roman consular roads, during the works for the construction of the Santa Rosa Parking, it was discovered a beautiful Necropolis that preserves numerous sepulchral buildings and individual tombs dating between the I century BC and the IV century AD, marked by stelae, altars and inscriptions, and an area destined to cremations.

Thanks to catwalks, thematic showcases, touch screen monitors and 3D reconstructions, you can closely admire a whole world hidden under our feet but that still has a lot to reveal...

What is included

  • Entrance with priority access
  • Local guide officially authorized
  • After the guided tour, stay inside as long as you want
  • Reservation fees
  • Access to temporary exhibitions
  • Free visit of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

Available options

The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • children aged between 6 and 18 years
  • students until 25 years old with International Student Card (to show on the day of the visit)

To remember

  1. It is necessary to book at least 5 workdays before the visit.
  2. The ticket is valid 1 day, starting from entrance time. After the guided tour, you have the possibility to visit by yourself the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  3. The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
  4. We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. You are invited to dress appropriately.
  7. Italy Tickets is not responsible for eventual lack of service caused by the ticket offices or activities of the Holy Father.