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.