Total Area: 23 hectares (57 acres)
Highest point: 60 m above mean sea level
Started in: 1279
Started by: Pope Nicholas III
Landscaping styles: English, French and Italian
Patroness of the gardens: Saint Therese of Lisieux The Little Flower
Your Vatican Gardens tickets offer an exclusive tour of the Vatican Gardens with skip-the-line access tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
A Vatican Garden tour is a great way to soak in the green splendor of nature, away from the bustling city life. Once you enter the Vatican Gardens, you will witness amazing twisting paths, emerald green foliage, multi-colored flowers, and ancient sculptures that date back to medieval times. As you stroll down the garden you will see exquisitely curated mini-gardens, and a harmonious balance of trees, bushes, and flowers along shaded walkways.
While ambling down the garden, stop and marvel at the beautiful fountains that adorn the garden. Be on the lookout for the turtles that live in the fountains; they often come over for a hello! You will also catch a glimpse of the olive tree and the papyrus plant, part of the curated collection in the Vatican Gardens. The cherry on top is an impressive view of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica that you can capture from various points in the Vatican Gardens.
A. The availability of Vatican Guided tours is often limited. An equally convenient option is to opt for an audio guide.
A. Yes, your Vatican Gardens tour includes skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass long waiting lines.
A. No. Not all Vatican tickets include access to the Vatican Gardens. You will have to book tickets that specifically include entry into the Vatican Gardens.
A. Yes, like most religious sites, the Vatican too has a strict dress code year-round for men and women. All visitors must have their shoulders concealed and pants/skirts must be below the knee.
A. Yes. Photography is permitted in the Vatican Gardens.