The Vatican Gardens (Vatican Gardens) – Rome
Rome is considered one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world and it certainly delivers the goods – it has plenty of sites and attractions for young and old to enjoy, excellent restaurants, urban parks, lively markets and picturesque alleys… but the highlight, without which a visit to Rome is not considered complete, is of course the Vatican City .
If you consider yourself a nature lover with an affinity for historical sites and perhaps religion, then the Vatican Gardens are the complete package for you – spectacular gardens located in one of the most famous and important places in the world, which allow their visitors to enjoy a spectacular and meticulous coin that belongs entirely to the Pope himself.
Happily, although the Vatican City in itself is considered one of the most important and most visited sites in Italy, the atmosphere in the gardens is quite different and they are a quite pleasant green retreat and therefore it is a great place to visit for those traveling in the area, even as a family with small children, and even for those of you who are traveling on their own.
Historically, the Vatican Gardens were established during the second half of the 13th century AD, when Pope Nicholas II moved to live in the Vatican City. As part of this festive transition, the Pope asked to establish beautiful gardens and near them, a wall was built which was a symbol of the class differences and the distinct difference between him and the common people.
The gardens themselves cover more than half of the area of the entire Vatican State and have a large number of pleasant corners (although it is not possible to stop in them during the visit), pleasant walking paths, designed terraces, fountains, basilicas, statues, trees and flowers, and the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica.
It is important to know: that the visit to the gardens is carried out as part of a guided tour only, with an escort on behalf of the Vatican and they are open to visitors in the summer months (June to August) only. Since this is the peak tourist season in Rome, it is strongly recommended to book tickets in advance (if possible, at least a month in advance), otherwise you will have to wait in a long line that can last for a few hours.