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The pretty village of Castel Gandolfo overlooks Lake Albano and is a popular day trip destination from Rome. The site offers a peaceful respite from the bustle of Italy’s capital city and is home to the the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo and Barberini Gardens, which make up the papal summer residence and are now open to the public.

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Tour to the Roman castles: Nemi, Ariccia and Castel Gandolfo, a day from Rome

Tour to the Roman castles: Nemi, Ariccia and Castel Gandolfo, a day from Rome

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The Roman castles are located in the territory of the ancient Lazio Vetus, about 30 km from Rome, they are a series of small villages scattered on a territory of volcanic origin, immersed in the green of hills, woods and lakes; there are fourteen villages rich in history, traditions and popular festivals. The origin of the name of the Roman castles dates back to the fourteenth century, when many inhabitants of Rome took refuge in the castles of Roman feudal families such as: Savelli, Annibaldi, Orsini and Colonna, to escape the economic and political difficulties caused by the Avignon Prison. The Roman castles are located on the hills, in the area of the Alban hills, a short distance from each other; this holiday day will give you the opportunity to visit the main hill towns of Nemi, Ariccia and Castel Gandolfo; in the whole area of the castles, agriculture is the main economic and employment resource, together with the production of excellent and renowned wines.
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  • 8 hours
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$301.99
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Exclusive Pope's Summer Residence Tour

Exclusive Pope's Summer Residence Tour

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Leave the bustle of Rome behind, and visit the Pope’s exclusive summer residence, on a tour of Castel Gandolfo. Located just 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the city center, the residence comprises the opulent Apostolic Palace, the Barberini Gardens, and more. Set off in the morning via bus; upon arrival, you’ll go on an audio tour of both the palace and gardens. Enjoy a lunch break amidst the greenery before heading back to the city. Add on an optional upgrade to tour the Vatican Museums upon returning to Rome.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$55.78
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Lunch at Pope's Summer Residence Tour

Lunch at Pope's Summer Residence Tour

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Take a break from the crowds of Rome on a half-day tour to the Papal Palace in Castel Gandolfo. Enjoy ample free time to walk around the grounds of the Pope’s summer residence, including the Barberini Gardens, the ruins of Emperor Domitian's villa, and Apostolic Place. Afterwards, sit down for a delicious Italian lunch before a relaxing return journey to the city.
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  • 3 hours
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$53.76
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Exclusive Papal Summer Residence Tour - Lunch Included

Exclusive Papal Summer Residence Tour - Lunch Included

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Go inside the papal summer residence during this exclusive half-day tour. Explore Castel Gandolfo and the beautifully landscaped Barberini Gardens, only open to the public since 2016, along with an audio guide. Admire views of Lake Albano and relax over lunch in the papal gardens.
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  • 5 hours
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Roman Countryside Food and Wine Tasting from Rome

Roman Countryside Food and Wine Tasting from Rome

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Escape the urban bustle for a day on this 6-hour culinary tour of the Roman countryside. Travel along the ancient Appian Way through historic villages like Castel Gandolfo, Nemi and Frascati, stopping at vineyards and other gourmet destinations to indulge in local flavors. Taste excellent regional wines, specialty products like ‘porchetta,’ fresh-baked biscuits and creamy gelato while your guide shares insight into the history and culture of the beautiful landscape.
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  • 6 hours
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$236.55
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Enjoy Castelli Romani!

Enjoy Castelli Romani!

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- Go on an exceptional tour immersed in the flavors of the Castelli Romani Enjoy the side streets and the stories of Castel Gandolfo, Nemi, Genzano, Ariccia and Frascati together with an expert - Look out from the most suggestive viewpoints to admire the beauty of the two lakes - Be delighted by the cappuccino and croissant at the main square in Castel Gandolfo - Visit to the historical centre of Nemi - Enjoy a lunch with typical local produce at a traditional wine cellar - Guided by a sommelier, we will learn about the stories connected with the Castelli Romani wine and will taste 3 kinds of wine accompanied by local produce.
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  • 8 hours
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$213.85
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Castel Gandolfo: visit to the gardens and food experience at the pope farm

Castel Gandolfo: visit to the gardens and food experience at the pope farm

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- You will enjoy a tour of the gardens and the Pope Palace in Castel Gandolfo - You will admire the archeological finds in the garden - Look out from the most suggestive viewpoints - Visit to the Pope farm - A chef will teach you how to make fresh pasta and dessert - Be delighted with a lunch at an exclusive location
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  • 8 hours
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$285.53
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Half-Day Trip from Rome: Pope's Summer Residence and Barberini Gardens Tour

Half-Day Trip from Rome: Pope's Summer Residence and Barberini Gardens Tour

Visit the remarkably beautiful and scenic village of Castel Gandolfo, a place so beautiful where Popes used to spend their leisure time in summer. Start your day with a train journey from Rome to Castel Gandolfo. And enjoys some breathtaking views on ancient aqueducts on your way. See the enormous Papal Palace with narrations of a multilingual audio guide. Discover a Papal residence that was closed to the public until 2016 then converted into a museum. Next, experience a drive on an ecological open bus to explore the extraordinary Barberini Gardens. And be pleased while having a delightful lunch with spectacular views at a place inside the garden. • Enjoy a train ride with scenic views from Rome to Castel Gandolfo • Explore the tremendous Summer Residence very recently opened to the public • Learn more about the of the places from an audio guide • Have a delightful lunch in the remarkable Barberini Gardens • Get mesmerized by the scenery of Lake Albano
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$144.09
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Discover Castelli Romani from Rome: Half-Day Tour Frascati and Castel Gandolfo

Discover Castelli Romani from Rome: Half-Day Tour Frascati and Castel Gandolfo

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Escape the heat and hustle of Rome with a half-day trip around the hill towns of Castelli Romani. Visit Lake Albano, Rocca di Papa, Castel Gandolfo, Grottaferrata and Frascati, and sample locally-made wine while learning about wine production in the area. This half-day tour is an excellent opportunity to see an untrammeled swath of the Roman countryside while learning about the history of the area from your local guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Audio-guided tour of the Villas of Castel Gandolfo & Barberini Gardens & Picnic

Audio-guided tour of the Villas of Castel Gandolfo & Barberini Gardens & Picnic

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Why not extend your "Vatican" experience to the beautiful papal palace of Castel Gandolfo? Located a short distance from Rome, it is home to the very origins of what would have become the Roman people, where the Popes have their vineyards, farms, olive trees and where you can see up close a Papal Palace open to the public only recently . Visit it at an exceptional price! Save time by purchasing our package that will include tickets and a visit to the Apostolic Palace with audio guide and to the Barberini Gardens on an eco-friendly convertible. You will have the fantastic opportunity to have lunch inside the gardens. Lunch included: (picnic in the gardens with porchetta / veg sandwich + wine / beer + dolcetto)
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers

Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers

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Visit the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, the traditional summer residence of the pope, on this 5-hour private tour from Rome. You'll travel out of the city by Mercedes vehicle for the ride to the museum, also known as the Apostolic Palace, where you'll tour the interior to see rooms like the Music Room. Plus explore the Barberini Gardens on a golf cart, listening to narration while you enjoy views of the Alban Hills. Lunch is included.
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  • 6 hours
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$752.64
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Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

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Save money while experiencing all that Rome has to offer with the Rome Experience Pass. This flexible multi-attraction pass includes skip-the-line admission to attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican Museums, as well as the entrance to the light show at the Roman Forum, and much more. Simply purchase a pass (valid for 90 days) for the number of attractions you want to visit.
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  • 1 to 7 days
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$113.49
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Day Trip To Roman Castles - Private Tour

Day Trip To Roman Castles - Private Tour

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Driver Tour Service, guided tours in Rome, is happy to propose an interesting tour in the enchanting scenery of the Roman Castles. Besides visiting the rustic landscape around Rome, you will have the possibility to taste the delicious local products, such as wine and cheese…enjoy! During this guided Roman Castles tour, we will reach the small towns of Ariccia, Frascati and Albano, besides the charming location of Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the Pope, characterized by the spectacular panorama of the lake. You will enjoy also the breathtaking landscape of the Roman lake of Nemi, which is a pretty place famous due to the local delicious fragoline di bosco (wild strawberries).
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  • 5 hours
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$258.05
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A Walk in the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo

A Walk in the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo

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Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the life that Popes lived for about 400 years! Overlooking the sapphire blue and emerald green waters of Lake Albano, this stunning complex is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Appointment at Castel Gandolfo for a walking tour of the "green heart" of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. Visitors will be accompanied by a member of the Vatican staff. Enjoy the walk through the botanical and architectural wonders of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. Just recently Pope Francis opened a huge portion of these premises to the public. So you can spend some time admiring the lush tree-lined gardens and, of course, viewing the remains of Emperor Domitian’s residence. You can upgrade your walk in the Pontifical Villas with: The visit of the Papal Apartment, five hundred years of Popes' history, along a rich exhibition itinerary! Pic Nic in the Papal Gardens: enjoy a lunch in the garden picnic area!
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  • 3 hours
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$29.87
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Private e-Bike Tour from Appian Way to Castelgandolfo Lake with Lunch

Private e-Bike Tour from Appian Way to Castelgandolfo Lake with Lunch

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Live an adventure experience. During this fantastic route of the Appia Antica, about 35km starting from Rome, you will meet tombs, ruins and mounds surrounded by greenery, until you reach one of the most beautiful lakes of the central Italy: Castel Gandolfo, as well as the Pope's summer residence, you can take a regenerating bath (be careful because there are no changing rooms and showers). In the center of CastelGandolfo you will be surprised by the visit to a particular Osteria with a historic Cellar where you can taste a local wine before sitting down for a tasty lunch (appetizer, first course and water). After eating together with your guide, you will go to the station to take the train that will take you back to Rome Central Station: Roma Termini, and then continue by e-bike to the starting point. ATTENTION: RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH A MINIMUM OF TRAINING;NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN;POSSIBILITY TO SWIM AT THE LAKE
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trip to Rome Countryside including Nemi, Frascati, Castelgandolfo

Day Trip to Rome Countryside including Nemi, Frascati, Castelgandolfo

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If you're looking to get out of urban Rome and into the surrounding countryside, this fully customizable tour might be for you. Your personal driver will pick you up from your Rome hotel and drive you out into nature, with stops at Nemi, Ariccia, Castelgandolfo, and Frascati along the way.
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  • 7 hours
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Castel Gandolfo - Picnic and Transfers from Rome included

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Castel Gandolfo - Picnic and Transfers from Rome included

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Do not miss the chance to see the beautiful papal palace of Castel Gandolfo! Located a short distance from Rome, in a splendid position overlooking the lake, Castel Gandolfo has been elected one of the most beautiful villages in Italy! You will visit the palace and the gardens, where the Popes have their vineyards, farms, olive trees and where you can see up close a Papal Palace open to the public only recently . Our driver will pick you up in the center of Rome and lead you, in the smoothest possible way, to this charming papal palace. The tour will include tickets and a visit to the Apostolic Palace with audio guide and to the Barberini Gardens on an eco-friendly convertible. You will then have the fantastic opportunity to have a typical picnic inside the gardens. At the end of the excursion our driver will drop you off back in Rome. Picnic included: (picnic in the gardens with porchetta (roast pork) / veg sandwich + wine / beer + dolcetto)
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  • 5 hours
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$161.28
$179.20
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Roman Countryside Pope's Summer Residence & Wine Tasting Private DayTour

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Roman Countryside Pope's Summer Residence & Wine Tasting Private DayTour

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Dear guests, this daily excursion has been programmed for those who wish to enjoy and discover the beautiful roman countryside at just 30 minutes from Rome. The tour is conducted by an English-speaking driver-guide, born and residing in the region of Rome and with an in-depth knowledge of history and features of the territory, capable to help you with the local language, advise about local food, shopping and much more.
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  • 7 hours
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$339.07
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Castelli Romani Tour from Rome

Castelli Romani Tour from Rome

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From the very first moment we meet you, you will feel the professionalism of our English speaking drivers; who have year of experience and will take special care of you at all times! Don’t miss the chance to meet The Castelli Romani and let us take you in a completely private tour to these charming towns beyond the traditional attractions of the capital city, you will enjoy this adventure in our super comfortable Mercedes Benz Minivans, it will be a high quality experience! In addition, it’s also good to highlight we are always open to customize our tour according to your preferences, we know for sure this is an added value you will appreciate for making your Castelli Romani tour a super special one!
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  • 8 hours
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$249.56
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Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence of the Pope from Rome

Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence of the Pope from Rome

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Though smaller, and with far less art, the Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas are a feasible alternative to the Vatican for travelers who would like to avoid Rome’s crowds. This tour takes you from your hotel in Rome to the villas—located about an hour south of the city next to Lago Albano—saving you the trouble of navigation. Take a tour of the Papal Palace’s gardens, portrait museum, and library with an audio guide, then explore the town of Castelgandolfo’s pretty historic center. Plus, you’ll get your very own Papal blessing on parchment.
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  • 6 hours
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$226.99
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Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence of the Pope from Rome

Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence of the Pope from Rome

We are immensely pleased to lead to you to visit: • The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo on your own with audioguides (included) • Then you’ll enjoy the pretty historical centre of Castel Gandolfo town • The scenic view of the Albano Lake • Free time for a very good lunch (own expense). Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English. Upgradable with Official Licensed Expert Tour Guide (in Private option) Pickup and dropoff will be at your accommodation in Rome. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: • Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers • Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) • Welcoming by private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable Vehicles
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  • 6 hours
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$226.99
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Castelgandolfo Pope Villas and Catacombs Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

Castelgandolfo Pope Villas and Catacombs Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

We are immensely pleased to lead to you to visit: • The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo on your own with audioguides (included) • Then you’ll enjoy the pretty historical centre of Castel Gandolfo town • The scenic view of the Albano Lake • Free time for a very good lunch (own expense). • One of the Christian Catacombs (Skip-The-Line tickets included). Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English. Upgradable with Official Licensed Expert Tour Guide (in Private option) Pickup and dropoff will be at your ship. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 9 hours
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$358.40
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Castelli Romani Tour by Vespa

Castelli Romani Tour by Vespa

See Rome on your own with the convenience of a full-day Vespa motorbike rental. Zip around the Castelli Romani (Roman Castles), which is located about 12.5 miles (25km) from central Rome. You can visit the picturesque village of Frascati and see the gorgeous Villa Aldobrandini; cruise along the ancient Roman road the Appian Way (Via Appica); take in the Villa di Massenzio, and the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo.Your tour includes lunch, two helmets, a security lock and a guide to the region.
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  • 7 hours
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$221.01
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Castel Gandolfo Pope's Palace & Gardens Tour with Cooking Class (Max 6 Guests)

Castel Gandolfo Pope's Palace & Gardens Tour with Cooking Class (Max 6 Guests)

Enjoy a divine day in Castel Gandolfo. Come and indulge in a cooking class and lunch at the Pope’s farm, tour the Papal Palace and soak up the charming atmosphere of this classic Italian hilltop town visiting the astonishing Barberini Gardens. The day starts in Rome where transport has been arranged for you to reach the Papal estat. Begin with a visit to the the Papal Palace and Gardens. Then you will arrive at the Pope’s Farm where your culinary adventure begins. The organic farm covers 50 acres and is home to cows, free range chickens, bees, and a sprawling vegetable garden. The farm also produces its own olive oil and dairy products. Here you meet your professional chef with whom you will practice the traditional method of making authentic fresh pasta by hand, as well as a dessert from scratch, using all the fresh ingredients from the Pope’s farm itself. Lunch is then served with the food you have prepared with local wine.
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  • 8 hours
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Should I book Castel Gandolfo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Castel Gandolfo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Castel Gandolfo 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Castel Gandolfo costs USD 29.87. Guided Castel Gandolfo tours start around USD 29.87 per person.
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