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Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo Ticket - Upgrade with Tour & Cooking Class
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Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo Ticket - Upgrade with Tour & Cooking Class
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Strada Provinciale 71/b | Via Carlo Rosselli, davanti al Piazzale Urbano VIII, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Before hoping on the train, make sure to check the place is open the dates & times. The are dates where you can walk on the park and the are dates you can not. A day trip from rome is very easy by taking the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 486niki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We feel very lucky to have seen a big well manicured garden with beautiful trees, plants and flowers. There are also animals and would you believe chicken villas. The fact that these was where the popes stroll and stay during summer makes one feel so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank GloriousPink
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the view out of the small bus was appalling. The plastic windows were scratched and the frame of the window blocked views from the isle seat. The clarity was obscured with the sun and the grandeur of the gardens was not in existence. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HandLccw
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We normally book the walking tour which takes 2 hours, but for some reason it was not available this October as it was every year before. As we knew the eco bus tour would take us to the papal farms we were excited about this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BettyKate
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Unlike other reviewers we had a marvelous tour with an open air vehicle. Our guide made several stops along the way to describe areas. We were able to walk certain areas. This was part of our tour package.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Elmo426
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A wonderful, beautiful, huge garden. Visiting in April there were not a lot of flowers yet, I suspect it will be breathtaking later

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anne S
Reviewed November 27, 2017

If it wasn't so hilariously awful it would have been horrible. We were hurried onto the most bizarre vehicle, some giant safari like bus with obscured sides and a very non-transparent plastic covering on it! It is no exaggeration to say noone could see anything!...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Lara B
Reviewed November 25, 2017

We did this tour in the end of november. They put you inside a bus which has plastics(to protect you from the cold) instead of windows which blocks your view(they are not transparent at all) and you need to stay inside the bus throughout the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Arda H
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Part of an all-in ticket on Saturdays which includes the Vatican Museums & Gardens, the Sistine Chapel, a Train to Castel Candolfo and a tour of the museum of the Pontifical Villas and of these Gardens. €50 per capita in Summer 2017 and worth every...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank O5956WXstephenp
Reviewed October 28, 2017

These are the papal gardens behind the high walls that surround Castel Gandolfo. The tour is informative, and the scenery lovely. Book in advance as places are limited, and this is the reason why everyone comes to this town.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Alice H
March 7, 2018|
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Response from O5956WXstephenp | Reviewed this property |
One hour each.
September 17, 2017|
Response from M H | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are just about 200m from the palace outside the town walls. They are very large but as we had booked an inclusive deal we got driven around the gardens in open sided mini buses. There is parking outside the... More