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Typology: City park


Address: Viale Vaticano
Zone: Quartiere Aurelio (Roma ovest)
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Telephone: 0039 06 69884676 - 06 69883145
Fax: 0039 06 69873250
Email: info visite per gruppi: visiteguidategruppi.musei@scv.va - info visite per singoli: visiteguidatesingoli.musei@scv.va
Online reservation: Obbligatoria: per gruppi: visiteguidategruppi.musei@scv.va - per singoli: visiteguidatesingoli.musei@scv.va
Telephone booking: 0039 06 69883145 - 06 69884676

Opening times

Guided tours on working days only, except Wednesday and Sunday.

From Monday 6 May 2013 it is possible to visit again the "Pope's gardens", and to view the natural and architectural wonders they contain.


Admission: €32.00
Reduced: €24.00

Adults: € 32,00
Concessions: € 24,00
The Vatican Gardens can be visited with a guided tour only.  Duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours, every day except Wednesday, Sunday and Holidays.

Please note: the ticket includes admission to the Museums (without guided tour), guided tour of the Gardens and rental of audio guides. Unfortunately, persons using wheelchairs are not authorised to tour the Vatican Gardens on account of difficulties for their safe movement caused be the nature of the pathways.

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What the agreement provides:

Free admission with the Omnia Vatican & Rome (to choose between St. Peter's basilica or Vatican gardens)


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The Vatican Gardens have been a place of quiet and meditation for the Popes ever since 1279 when Nicholas III (Giovanni Gaetano Orsini, 1277-1280) moved his residence back to the Vatican from the Lateran Palace. Within the new walls, which he had built to protect his residence, he planted an orchard (pomerium), a lawn (pratellum) and a garden (viridarium). The event is recorded among other places on a stone plaque which can be viewed in the “Sala dei Capitani” of the “Palazzo dei Conservatori” on Rome’s Capitoline Hill. Created around the hill of Saint Egidio where today can be found the “Palazzetto del Belvedere” building and the courtyards of the Vatican Museums, this was to be the first Garden in the Vatican.
The tour of the Gardens allows the visitor to be part of a group tour conducted by an official Vatican Guide. The tour is unique, as it takes the visitor through 2000 years of history. Besides the natural beauty of the gardens, the Vatican City is rich in monument and precious works of art.
The gardens can be visited only with guided tours to be booked at least one week in advance both for individual visitors and groups.  

The ticket enables the visitor to continue, on their own, a tour of the Vatican Museums.

With exclusive guide
Upon request, during the opening hours the following visits may be organized. For individual visitors or a small group (max 15 persons) the cost of the guided tour is € 250,00 in addition to the full entry price ticket of € 18,00 per person or € 12,00 for the reduced ticket per person.

Private visits
Upon request, it is possible to organize a visit of the Museums after closing hours (e-mail: visitespeciali.musei@scv.va).

Archaelogical tours
Upon request (e-mail: visiteguidategruppi.musei@scv.va), visits for groups in the following archaelogical areas may be organized: Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis (S. Rosa) and of the Car Park (Autoparco) in the Vatican City, excavations of St. John Lateran, below the Basilica of St. John Lateran.
Info: tel. +39 06 69883145 - +39 0669884676 - http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/z-Info/MV_Info_Servizi_Visite.html#arte

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