Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence Of The Pope Fullday From Rome

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Your accommodation in Rome
  • Return Details :
    Your accommodation in Rome
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Youll spend the day to visit the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo the Summer Residence of the Pope andenjoy the Castelgandolfo town.Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English!The driver will wait for you at the pier just outside the ship with a sign with your name on. and then enjoy a journey by private air-conditioned vehicle.Your tour will also include time for a good lunch.Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: - Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers - Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) - Welcoming comfortable and fully air-conditioned last model Mercedes or other similar private vehicles

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Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English!
(it will be the Apostolic Blessing on Parchement to the Primary Customer's name/surname and Family)
Consider that for exceptionality of the Parchement you must book this Tour minimum 30days before.


9:30am - You will be picked up from your hotel in Rome by your professional English-speaking driver. You'll enjoy a scenic 1 hour drive to Castel Gandolfo.

Youll visit The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo on your own with audioguides (included and available in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish), then youll enjoy the pretty historical centre of Castel Gandolfo town and the scenic view of the Albano Lake with the a stop for a very good lunch.

After lunch back to your accommodation in Rome.

The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo are increasingly accessible to visitors. Following the opening to the public of theBarberini Gardenand the inauguration, within the Apostolic Palace, of the Museums of theGallery of the Portraits of the Pontiffs, nowthe most private and reserved areas of the papal residence can also be admired and enjoyed by pilgrims and tourists. Many of the exclusive places in thePapal Apartmentwill be revealed to visitors: from the Bedchamber to the Private Chapel, from the Library to the Study, along a rich exhibition itinerary conceived, arranged and managed by the Vatican Museums.

The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo comprise about 55 hectares (11 more than Vatican City) of which 30 make up a garden while 25 are used for farming. The latter is carried out with full regard for the aesthetics proper to countryside gardening. The entire papal residence enjoys all the privileges of extraterritoriality.

When one visits the pontifical estates or Villa Pontificia for the first time, he does not expect to come across the ruins of what is perhaps the most famous villa of ancient Rome, the Albanum Domitiani, the magnificent summer residence of the Emperor Domitian (81-96 AD), which once covered roughly 14 kilometres along the Appian Way towards Lake Albano.

Inclusions

  • Private Tour
  • One Papal Blessing on Parchment in English!
  • Pontifical Villa of Castel Gandolfo entrance fee
  • Audioguides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English-speaking Driver
  • Fuel surcharge

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English!
(at time of booking, Lead Traveler must provide the following information: one or two names/surnames as to reserve the Parchment. Example: John Logan or John and Mary Logan or John and Mary Logan and Their Family)
Consider that for exceptionality of the Parchement you must book this Tour minimum 30 days before

Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English speaking driver and permissions to enter the historical center of Rome

All tours can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour) to meet your complete satisfaction.

The vehicle and Driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire duration of the tour and can take you where big buses cannot go, you will walk definitely less and see more!

Our English speaking Driver will give a general overview regarding the history of the areas in the car before you start walking around on your own. He will allow all the time you need to visit with No Rushing as in group tours. By Italian law he is unable to conduct guiding inside museums, monuments, etc, or even to leave the car to walk around with you.

You dont need Certified Guide for the Pontifical Villa, in the tickets are included the audioguides (in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish).

On Sunday and Religious Festivity the Villas are closed.

During the tour youll be allowed time for a very good lunch (not included) in a very tipical restaurant and of course to visit the main sites of the town.

This quotation is per Person (not per vehicle)

The Tour is a Private Tour only for you

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

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