Private 2 Hour Visit of Vatican Gardens

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Vatican Gardens make up over half of Vatican City’s entire area. They contain a variety of medieval fortifications, buildings and monuments from the 9th century to the present day, set among vibrant flower beds and topiary, green lawns, numerous fountains cooling the gardens and a 7 acres patch of forest. The Gardens serve as the Pope’s personal relaxation area and are off limits to general public. Few permits granted daily for exclusive visits with the Vatican authorized guide allow for one of the most unique experiences during guests’ sojourn in Rome

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Duration: 2 hours
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Vatican Gardens make up over half of Vatican City’s entire area. They contain a variety of medieval fortifications, buildings and monuments from the 9th century to the present day, set among vibrant flower beds and topiary, green lawns, numerous fountains cooling the gardens and a 7 acres patch of forest. The Gardens serve as the Pope’s personal relaxation area and are off limits to general public. Few permits granted daily for exclusive visits with the Vatican authorized guide allow for one of the most unique experiences during guests’ sojourn in Rome

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Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Today’s Vatican Gardens are spread over nearly 23 hectares (57 acres), they contain a variety of medieval fortifications, buildings and monuments from the 9th century to the present day, set among vibrant flower beds and topiary, green lawns and a 7 acres patch of forest. There are a variety of fountains cooling the gardens, sculptures, an artificial grotto. Below you will find the list of some of the structures you will be able to learn about during your 2 hour guided walk.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Vatican Radio Tower. Medieval Tower from where Vatican Radio started its operations in 1931

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Mater Ecclesia Monastery. In 2013, it became the residence of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI after his resignation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The Pontifical Academy Of Science in The Casina (Little House), designed in the 16th century by Pitrro Ligori.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The Fountain of the Eagle. It is the largest fountain in the Vatican Gardens. It was built during Paul V’s pontificate. It is made up of several artificial grottoes out of which the water pours into a large pool. The fountain is decorated with the armorial figures featured in the coat of arms of the Borghese, the Pope’s family: a dragon and an eagle placed on top of it.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The Govrnatorate. The seat of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, the ruling body of Vatican State ] with superior legislative and executive authority.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The Heliport. It is used for short journeys from or to Vatican City by the pope and visiting heads of state.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The Vatican Railway was opened in 1934 to serve Vatican City and its only station, Vatican City. The main rail tracks are standard gauge and 300 meters long, with two freight sidings, making it the shortest national railway system in the world.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The Lourdes Grotto. An artificial cave built in 1902–5 and as a replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

St Stephen of the Abyssinians is an Ethiopian Catholic church.The church dedicated to Stephen the Protomartyr is the national church of Ethiopia. The liturgy is celebrated according to the Alexandrian rite of the Ethiopian Catholic Church. It is one of the only standing structures in the Vatican to survive the destruction of Old St. Peter’s Basilica, and thus it is the oldest surviving church (in terms of architectural history) in Vatican City.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Gardens, Viale Vaticano presso Musei Vaticani, 00120 Vatican City Italy

St. John’s Tower. Located on the highest point of the Vatican Hill, it was John XXIII’s favorite resting place; John Paul II too lived there before his apartment was renovated. It is used today as logging for the official Vatican visitors.

Duration: 10 minutes



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