Rome Vatican tours: Pope’s Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo

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  • Our engaging guides are all highly qualified
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  • 2h30 - 6h30 according to the selected option
  • Access to the Pontifical Villas - Exclusive Pope's Summer Residence
  • Spanish - English
  • Mobile voucher accepted
Tour Details

Among Rome Vatican Tours this is one of the most exclusive.

During this trip we will visit the Palace of Castel Gandolfo, the unique Pope’s Summer Residence, a gem in the history of Rome and a great unknown. Do you want to find out more?

Meeting point

Option 1: GROUP TOUR 

Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo

Piazza della Libertà, 00073 Castel Gandolfo RM, Italy

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Option 2: DAY TRIP from Rome with train

Termini Station – in front of Victoria’s Secrets store (platform 19)

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Our assistant will be there with a sign that says “Tourismotion”. Please, we strongly recommend you to arrive to the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the beginning of the tour.

Price Includes

  • Papal Residence entry ticket
  • Transport by local train (optional)
  • Live-speaking professional guide
  • Helpline and assistance

Price Excludes

  • Pick up and mobility
  • Tips

Know before to go

  • Access to the monuments on this tour is not possible with large backpacks. Please take a small backpack or bag.
  • The group tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility. Please book a private tour

Covid-19 information

  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • It is mandatory to wear a mask covering nose and mouth. Just in case visitors do not have it, we can provide one
  • Each visitor must be subject to body temperature check through suitable thermometric instruments. Access will be denied to anyone with a body temperature of 37.5°C or above. In this case, we cannot take charge of it and proceed to refund, as indicated on Vatican official website


  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded. Please send an email to: in case you want to cancel your tour.
What to Expect

There are many Rome Vatican tours taking place at Vatican Museums as well as this tour that takes place out of the city in Castel Gandolfo: you will visit Pope’s Summer Residence, included its gardens.

Your visit will begin at the entrance of the villas where you will be introduced to our guide. You will learn all the curiosities about the pontifical summer residence of Castel Gandolfo where the Library of Castel Gandolfo is located, which includes around 22,000 volumes .

You will stop at some of the most emblematic points such as La Villa Barberini and villa cybo. Within the museum we can also find the different popemobiles exhibited in some of the rooms of the museum and we will discover many aspects of the day-to-day life of the pope.

Along with your local guide, discover all the curiosities about this important and striking place by entering with priority access

3 Reviews
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Group Traveller

Encontramos el tour de casualidad y nos ha parecido espectacular, algo super curioso que ver.

2 April 2022


Family Traveller

Fui con mi madre que tenia ganas de ver la residencia papal y nos ha gustado mucho a las dos, un poco lejos de Roma pero vale la pena.

2 April 2022


Solo Traveller

I wasn’t expecting such and interesting tour around the pope’s residence, I really enjoyed it.

30 December 2021