Share Rome is a city of hidden wonders. Or, better said: lesser-known wonders.

Among these are the Vatican Gardens. For centuries they were restricted and kept secret; today they are open to visitors from all over the world, thanks to an audio-led tour on-board the Roma Cristiana minibus, with the "Experience" commentary.

A journey through the green side of the smallest country in the world. Originally planned in the 13th century for Pope Nicholas III, and embellished over time for various Popes, the Vatican Gardens speak to the history of centuries of the Papacy and represent a marvellous intersection of nature, art and faith.

Its natural beauty, the works of genius and talent of so many artists and builders and the faith of those who inspired and wished for the realization of this incredible place.

A place of unforgettable flora: Mediterranean flowers and plant life next to exotic species which arrived here from far-away lands, sprouting lawns, hundred-year-old trees, hedges, and even a small forest and the reproduction of a seaside cliff.

The same is true for the many works of art you can find immersed in the green landscape: small temples, villas, caves, fountains, towers, ancient walls, statues, archaeological finds. Many are works erected in honour of the events and places connected with the history of the Catholic Church.

The gardens are an oasis of discrete peace, where Popes have continued to seek out a quiet place in which to reflect and rest. This garden, restricted and kept secret for centuries, is a unique weave of nature, history and religious memory now open to visitors from all corners of the world.

Share Visit of the Vatican Gardens: an audio-led tour on-board the Roma Cristiana minibus. You will discover an unforgettable architectural and artistic project. The Italian Garden, the English Garden, the French Garden, the Rose Garden, the Casina of Pius IV, the Palace of Governatorate, the Fountain of the Eagle, are only a part of the visited sites. You will also discover the places dedicated to the Virgin Mary: Mary, as Mother of the Church, is remembered and revered in many places in the gardens: the reproduction of the grotto of Lourdes, the temple to the Madonna della Guardia, the monument dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. The scenery is wonderful with unforgettable panoramic view over the city.

Meeting Point:

  • ORP St. Peter' office - Piazza Pio XII, 9
  • Rome Opening Hours: From 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • every 30 minutes - last tour departure: 1:00 pm. Every day except on Wednesdays, Sundays and Vatican holidays.
  • duration around 1 h
  • € 15,00 + € 3,5 agency fees
  • Reduced fare: children and young people aged between 6 and 18 years: € 11,00 + € 3,5 agency fees
  • Free for children 0-6 years
Other Information:
  • Multilingua audio guides. Available languages: ita - ing - spa - fra - ted
  • It is strictly forbidden to film places, persons or things during the journey
Info and reservation:
Cooperativa soc IL SOGNO arl
Viale Regina Margherita, 192 - 00198 ROMA
Tel. 06/ Fax 06/