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Vatican Gardens, Vatican City

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#8 of 322 in Parks in Lazio
Take a tour through the 23 hectares (57 acres) of parks and gardens at Vatican Gardens. This space covers more than half of the Vatican territory, and features green lawns and flowers, fountains, and statues, as well as medieval fortifications, monuments, and buildings from the ninth century up to the present day. As general access is limited to tour groups, this green area is more peaceful than the rest of Vatican City. Arrange your visit to Vatican Gardens and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vatican City using our Vatican City journey builder app .
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  • Beautiful garden full of plants and looked after superbly, fine example of love for plants. Highly recommended also to enjoy some pure oxygen while visiting the eternal city.
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  • I love gardens and when I found the Vatican Gardens visit on the website I was delighted. There are limited tours so you should book online and it takes about an hour in a small minibus with a multi l...  more »
  • These gardens are simply stunning to sit quietly within and reflect. The gardens apparently date back to medieval times when orchards and vineyards extended to the north of the Papal Apostolic Palace.  more »
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  • Quite professional design and layout. I appreciate the efforts to keep the historical and cultural themes.However some of the garden seemed straight out of the 60s and out of place. much of the garden suffered from deferred maintenance. overall it is a very nice respite from the busy city next door
  • You can only see the Vatican Gardens via a tour guide. It's 2 hours long but worth every step and every minute. If you get a good guide like we did every bit of the gardens is simply awesome. Do this tour in the morning otherwise the afternoon sun can be too much. It's a must if you are visiting Rome.
  • We visited the gardens via the official tour. It seems like it isn't favored over the museum tours which was great for us since out group ended up with only 15 people. We had a wonderful guide named Chiari who was so into what she did. I so recommend this tour because the gardens are truly stunning. It's peaceful to walk through and just see beautiful fountains, trees and flowers. You also get to see the Pope's private heli-pad 😋. The tour is two hours and includes entrance to the museum and Sistine.
  • The best part of Vatican. Take a guided tour (actually, there's no other ways to get here if you are not a resident of Vatican), you'll know many interesting details about the history and life of this most well known enclave in the world. The garden your also lets you to skip the line to the Vatican museum.
  • The garden tour of the Vatican was amazing! It's also a great deal since booking a tour online ALSO gets you free SKIP the line admission to the Vatican museums. Walking past a couple kms of people in line to present your tour pass is very satisfying. You do not need an additional ticket to get into the Vatican museums (we accidentally bought separate tickets for that). But seriously, the garden tour is amazing. It's around a 2 hour stroll around the gardens with amazing photo opportunities and a knowledgeable guide. We liked it so much more than the museums themselves (far too crowded to enjoy).

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