Covering 57 acres, the gardens are spread over most of the Vatican Hill. It’s said to have earth brought over from Golgotha, to symbolically unite the blood of Christ with the blood of the thousands of early Christian martyrs. Medieval fortifications, buildings and monuments from the 800s to today are set among flowers, orchards, lawns and forest.
There are a number of beautiful fountains and even an olive tree, donated by the Israeli government. Unlike the other attractions in the Vatican, the tour MUST be guided, and combined with a more general tour of the Vatican, and conducted by an official tour guide.
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Vatican Gardens Travel Tips
- Must be seen as part of a tour.
- Book tour at least a day in advance.
Entrance Ticket Details For Vatican Gardens
- The EUR 32 ticket price is inclusive of the EUR 12 full Vatican Museums admission.
How to Reach Vatican Gardens
- Metro Line A Stop Cipro/Ottaviano
- Buses 49, 490, 491, 23, 492, N11, N10
- Tram No. 19
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95% of people who visit Vatican City include Vatican Gardens in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
75.48% of people start their Vatican Gardens visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Vatican Gardens
67.4% of people prefer walking in order to reach Vatican Gardens