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Vatican Gardens

Viale Vaticano | presso Musei Vaticani, 00165 Vatican City, Italy
06 69883145
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Ranked #11 of 23 attractions in Vatican City
Type: Gardens
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The gardens seem like a place to get some repose and peace, but no, you are not allowed to walk on the grass. Far out, you spend so much money going in and you can't even relax on the grass when your feet are sore and there is hardly any seating in the whole place. Horrible.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The gardens are well worth a visit, our guide was very good and had lots of information, lots of photo opportunities. Look out for the resident parrots, the replica of the grotto at Lourdes is beautiful. The highlight has to be the amazing fountains.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Vatican Gardens are very peaceful and the tour is quite informative about the Vatican in general. We saw the olive tree that the Pope just planted with Presidents Abbas and Peres in early June 2014.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The place is very clean & greenery of gardens is well maintained.our guide gave us info about history of Vatican City,which was interesting to hear.vatican museums have a lot to tell you,if you have time & energy to walk inside them.

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Kansas City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I wasn't a huge fan of these gardens. If you have some extra time, you could spend some of it here. Chill out. Make a break from the wall to wall crowds.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Garden well maintained! Jan to Dec, it beautiful, came here in November, Feb and June, and it is as beautiful as i left it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Because it was two days before Christmas, it was incredibly packed, but no matter...as we looked up to the ceiling, the art we've seen so many times through every form of media, came to life. Then, thinking about the history, and all that has transpired since this was painted, overwhelms.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The gardens are the backstory of Vatican City. You have to book a tour online in advance. You get a view behind the main tourist areas that is interesting. Downside is that this area is where all the support services operate their deliveries, drop offs, etc. You dodge a lot of traffic while trying to imagine the Pope wandering around... More

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Oxnard, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Why not a 5? We assumed the gardens would be peaceful and serene (like a Pope would want while meditating). Instead our tour was on the day (of the month?) that the 40 to 50 gardeners were out power blowing, wed whacking, mowing and driving around. We did like the views and the gardens but had to keep dodging around... More

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Roenne, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was not quite what I expected, but a great expierience anyway. Our guide Novella had quite a passion for the Vatican Garden, and you could really feel she liked her job. the Vatican Garden Tour is not just a garden Tour, but brought us through the Vatican area to places you ordinary won't see. The Necropolis was - Well... More

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