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You’ll spend the day to visit the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo the Summer Residence of the Pope and enjoy the Castelgandolfo town. Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English!The driver will wait for you at the pier just outside the ship with a sign with your name on. and then enjoy a  journey by private air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour will also include time for a good lunch.

Description:

Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English!
(it will be the Apostolic Blessing on Parchement to the Primary Customer's name/surname and Family)
Consider that for exceptionality of the Parchement you must book this Tour minimum 30 days before.


9:30am - You will be picked up from your hotel in Rome by your professional English-speaking driver. You'll enjoy a scenic 1 hour drive to Castel Gandolfo.

You’ll visit The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo on your own with audioguides (included and available in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish), then you’ll enjoy the pretty historical centre of Castel Gandolfo town and the scenic view of the Albano Lake with the a stop for a very good lunch.

After lunch back to your accommodation in Rome.

The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo are increasingly accessible to visitors. Following the opening to the public of the Barberini Garden and the inauguration, within the Apostolic Palace, of the Museums of the Gallery of the Portraits of the Pontiffs, now the most private and reserved areas of the papal residence can also be admired and enjoyed by pilgrims and tourists. Many of the exclusive places in the Papal Apartment will be revealed to visitors: from the Bedchamber to the Private Chapel, from the Library to the Study, along a rich exhibition itinerary conceived, arranged and managed by the Vatican Museums.

The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo comprise about 55 hectares (11 more than Vatican City) of which 30 make up a garden while 25 are used for farming. The latter is carried out with full regard for the aesthetics proper to countryside gardening. The entire papal residence enjoys all the privileges of extraterritoriality.

When one visits the pontifical estates or “Villa Pontificia” for the first time, he does not expect to come across the ruins of what is perhaps the most famous villa of ancient Rome, the “Albanum Domitiani”, the magnificent summer residence of the Emperor Domitian (81-96 AD), which once covered roughly 14 kilometres along the Appian Way towards Lake Albano. 



Highlights:

    Location: Rome, Italy

    Duration: 6 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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      Departure Point:
      Your accommodation in Rome

      Departure Time: 9:30am

      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      Your accommodation in Rome

    • Inclusions:
      • Private Tour
      • One Papal Blessing on Parchment in English!
      • Pontifical Villa of Castel Gandolfo entrance fee
      • Audioguides
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off
      • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
      • Professional English-speaking Driver
      • Fuel surcharge

    • Exclusions:
      • Lunch
      • Food and drinks
      • Gratuities

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English!
        (it will be the Apostolic Blessing on Parchement to the Primary Customer's name/surname and Family)
        Consider that for exceptionality of the Parchement you must book this Tour minimum 30 days before
      • Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English speaking driver and permissions to enter the historical center of Rome
      • All tours can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour) to meet your complete satisfaction.
      • The vehicle and Driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire duration of the tour and can take you where big buses cannot go, you will walk definitely less and see more!
      • Our English speaking Driver will give a general overview regarding the history of the areas in the car before you start walking around on your own. He will allow all the time you need to visit with No Rushing as in group tours. By Italian law he is unable to conduct guiding inside museums, monuments, etc, or even to leave the car to walk around with you.
      • You don’t need Certified Guide for the Pontifical Villa, in the tickets are included the audioguides (in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish).
      • On Sunday and Religious Festivity the Villas are closed.
      • During the tour you’ll be allowed time for a very good lunch (not included) in a very tipical restaurant and of course to visit the main sites of the town.
      • This quotation is per Person (not per vehicle)
      • The Tour is a Private Tour only for you
      • Adult pricing applies to all travelers


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