Online Castelgandolfo and Barberini Palace Garden Tickets

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With the exceptional opening of the Barberini Garden, the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo allow the general public. Conducted in a multilingual guided tour, visitors will have privileged access to botanical and architectural wonders of the papal residence now known as "the second Vatican."


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The Vatican opens to the public the Gardens of Castel Gandolfo.
From March 1, 2014, visitors can admire the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo and the Barberini Garden - with the Rose Garden, the Herbs Roads, the Nymphaea Riad, the Oaks Square and the Belvedere Garden - in a guided tour by authorized guides of the State of the Vatican City.

  • Available from Monday to Friday at 8:30am and 11:30am; Saturdays also at 10:30.
  • Duration
    90 minutes.
  • Languages
    English and Italian.
  • Meeting point
    in front of the main entrance of the Villa Barberini in Castel Gandolfo.
  • Mandatory Reservations.
  • Additions to the number of people book not allowed at the moment of the visit.

The Vatican requires the name and birth date of all participants of the group, please enter their names in specific field in the order form, once you have added the reservation to your shopping cart.

PLEASE NOTE: Vatican confirms the visit around two months before the date, so reservation guarantees the insertion into the waiting list.
Credit card charge is made the business day after the reservation request.

The reservation allows you to enter at confirmed date and time, only at time confirmed on the voucher; delays on reservations are not allowed.
It is advised to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before time indicated in the confirmation voucher.
After the payment is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with the confirmation of the booking, the voucher containing the reservation code and tour information.
You are asked to print off the voucher so as to present it on the day of the tour.
The reservation will be checked by means of the bar code present on the voucher.
You will have to show the Voucher you got by email together with a valid identification document.

Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out.
Tickets will be confirmed upon availability of museum.
Please note time confirmed can be ANY TIME during opening hours.

Rules for visitors:

  • Small backpacks are allowed
  • It is allowed to introduce only plastic bottles
  • It is allowed to take pictures without the flash
  • Pets not allowed
  • It is not allowed to consume food during the visit
  • It is forbidden to collect flowers, plants and herbs
  • Access is restricted to individuals with proper attire (sleeveless shirts, shorts and mini-skirts banned)
  • The guided tour remains confirmed in the case of adverse weather conditions
  • Visitors may be subject to security checks
  • The itinerary is subject to change for unforeseen activities of the Holy See and the State of the Vatican City

The garden is currently not accessible to people in wheelchairs or with mobility problems.

Wardrobe is currently not available.

Reservations can be made until 4 days before the visit.

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After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails
the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (two business days after).
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Cancellation policy
tickets CANNOT be canceled and they are NOT refundable.

How to get there:

Pontifical Villas - Garden Barberini
Strada Provinciale 71/b
Via Carlo Rosselli in front of Piazzale Urbano VIII
Castel Gandolfo (Roma)

  • By Bus
    Subway Line A, direction Anagnina.
    Get off at Anagnina.
    From the Bus Terminal COTRAL, take bus line Rome - Castel Gandolfo.
    Get off at Castel Gandolfo and follow the signs towards the town center (10 minutes walking).
  • By Train
    Termini railway Station, line Rome - Albano.
    Get off at Castel Gandolfo and follow the signs to the town center (15 minutes walking).
  • By car
    Highway 7 (Via Appia Nuova) from Rome, exit and follow the signs to Castel Gandolfo, where there are various free and paying parkings.
    Depending on the chosen car parking, follow the signs to the town center (5 to 15 minutes walking).
    The site does not have a parking.

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