Private Art Experience

A private excursion to the Papal Summer Residence

Led by a professional guide, enjoy a transfer to historic Castel Gandolfo for a fascinating tour of this Papal Summer Residence, only recently opened to the public. Built by Roman Emperor Domiziano in the 1st century AD, it was an imperial palace for centuries before being used as a castle in medieval times. More recently, it became the Summer Residence of a series of Popes, owing to the exceptional beauty of its interiors, verdant clifftop gardens and enviable position above volcanic lake Albano.

After exploring this stately residence, the tour will continue through the picturesque Barberini Gardens, which include the Garden of the Roses, the Holly Oak Square, the Belvedere Garden and the Boulevard of the Nymphaeum. Along the way, guests can admire the ruins of the Imperial Theatre and the Cryptoporticus of the Palace of Emperor Domiziano and breathe in the heady scents of botanical plants once grown for Popes and their staff—a unique, multi-sensory experience.

Experience includes:
Return transfers to Castel Gandolfo
A private, guided tour of the Pope’s Summer Residence, lasting up to 3hrs

A 360° Vatican experience

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Vatican City to experience one of the most significant religious sites in the world. With Hotel de la Ville you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to admire some of the finest masterpieces of Western art with a private guide. With an art historian, you will walk through the monumental Upper Galleries, reach the Raphael Rooms and take your time in the unforgettable Sistine Chapel.

At the end of your visit, head to a marvelous atelier overlooking the St. Peter's Basilica and learn the secrets of the ancient art of mosaic making from an expert mosaicist who works for the Vatican State.  

Duration: 4 hours
The experience includes: private guide, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel early skip the line tickets, Private Visit to a Mosaicist’s Atelier (transfer not included)

 

Experiences subject to availability
For more information please contact our Concierge at concierge.delaville@roccofortehotels.com or +39 06 977931

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