Giardini Vaticani

Typology: City park


Address: Viale Vaticano
Zone: Quartiere Aurelio (Roma ovest)
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Opening times

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


Admission: €33.00
Reduced: €24.00

The Vatican Gardens can be visited with a guided tour only

A proposal intended for both the individual visitor interested in taking part in a group tour with a guide, and for pre-formed groups of 16 or more participants.
The ticket price also includes the possibility, following the guided tour, of an open visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (without a guide and limited to the day the ticket is issued).
The tour of the Vatican Gardens is conducted by an educational guide authorised by Vatican City State.

At the end of the guided tour of the Vatican Gardens, visitors may continue with an open, unguided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.


Full ticket: € 33.00
Reduced ticket: € 24.00
Tour days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Duration: 2 hours
Type of tour: on foot with guide
Languages available: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish. Other languages upon written request at tours.musei@scv.va
Accessibility: due to the type of standard itinerary, the guided tour is not suitable for wheelchair users and is not recommended for visitors with limited mobility.
Alternatively it is possible to book the tour with "ad hoc" itinerary, Vatican Gardens without barriers.

Guide service (compulsory): € 160.00.
Full ticket: € 21.00 per participant.
Reduced ticket: € 12.00 per participant.
Free entry: for all disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%; free entry is extended also to an eventual companion.
Headset: compulsory for groups of more than 11 visitors.
Tour days: according to availability.
Duration: 2 hours.
Languages available: upon request.
Number of participants per group: maximum 15 (including companions).

The "green heart" of the Vatican finally accessible to all. From today the natural wonders of the Vatican Gardens and their artistic masterpieces can be seen by visitors (in pre-constituted groups) with motor difficulties or in wheelchairs, accompanied by their friends or relatives, and guided along a tailored artistic and botanical itinerary by an educational guide authorised by Vatican City State.

 Due to the specific form of the roads and paths within the Vatican Gardens, the visitor and eventual companion are required to sign a Declaration of Exemption of Responsibility.
Contact the Vatican Museums Services and Public Relations Office to receive information and to confirm costs and availability of a guided tour of the Vatican Gardens “without barriers”. All booking requests must be received at least a week in advance of the desired tour date.
e-mail tours.musei@scv.va
tel. + 39 06 69881435

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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.

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