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Vatican Gardens, Vatican City

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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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  • Fabio guided us through the gardens, parts of the museums and the Sistine Chapel. The gardens would offer great views if, only if, the weather is nice. Otherwise not so spectacular. 
    Fabio guided us through the gardens, parts of the museums and the Sistine Chapel. The gardens would offer great views if, only if, the weather is nice. Otherwise not so spectacular.  more »
  • I enjoyed this very much, and the gardens really were spectacular. Tourists are driven around in a small bus with audio available in several languages. My only disappointment was that it was too... 
    I enjoyed this very much, and the gardens really were spectacular. Tourists are driven around in a small bus with audio available in several languages. My only disappointment was that it was too...  more »
  • We took the Vatican Museum official guided tour of the gardens - it was just painfully long. It took over 2 hours, including waiting 20 minutes for a lady who was late, a 10 minute bathroom break... 
    We took the Vatican Museum official guided tour of the gardens - it was just painfully long. It took over 2 hours, including waiting 20 minutes for a lady who was late, a 10 minute bathroom break...  more »
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  • Incredible ornate landscapes to walk around. Can take a few hours to see everything. Brilliant for photographers too with lots of variety and excellent lighting. Not cheap too enter but a once in a lifetime experience with an ambiance that's difficult to find in any other city.
  • Absolutely unearthly experience. Lovely greenery, trees, bushes and flowers. Statues and monuments really make it feel like a paradise. The omnipresent great views of St. Peter's are just stunning. Plus you get to learn about the functionings of the state of the Vatican with your guide. Oh and you can say, that you have crossed an entire country on foot ;) :D. Great, relaxing! Recommended!!
  • Beautiful landscapes, few tourists (available only via a "visita guidata"), incredible views on the Basilica & the Chapel. And a chance to meet the Pope on his way to the heliport. Ottimo!
  • Of course we couldn't visit gardens, just see it from tower (this is private Vatican area), but it looks amazing, we love it😍
  • Great tour and views.. includes entrance to the Vatican Museum.

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