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From Rome: Exclusive Cooking Class on the Popes Organic Farm & Visit of the Apostolic Palace & Gardens

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From Rome: Exclusive Cooking Class on the Popes Organic Farm & Visit of the Apostolic Palace & Gardens

What you'll do

Discover the enchantment of touring the Papal Palace and Gardens in Castel Gandolfo, a charming town nestled in Italy's Alban Hills. Stroll through the meticulously tended gardens adorned with colourful flowers and fragrant herbs. Enjoy an authentic cooking class amidst the Pope's organic gardens, using fresh ingredients straight from the garden. Skilled chefs will reveal the secrets of Italian cuisine, allowing you to savour flavours created from the abundant produce. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty and rich history of Castel Gandolfo, from stunning Lake Albano views to awe-inspiring architecture, creating lasting memories.

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Highlights

  • Private Tour of Apostolic Palace: Explore the Pope's summer residence, Castel Gandolfo, with a private tour of the Apostolic Palace and Pope's apartments

  • Hands-On Cooking Class and Lunch: Participate in a hands-on, private cooking class and lunch set on the Pope's farm, featuring fresh ingredients from the organic farm

  • Scenic Drive through Barberini Gardens: Drive through the beautifully landscaped Barberini Gardens, soaking in the picturesque views

  • Discover the Historic Center of Castel Gandolfo: Discover the historic centre of Castel Gandolfo, a classic Italian hilltop town with charm and character

  • Exclusive Day of Vatican Collaboration: Enjoy a divine day filled with exclusive experiences, combining Vatican collaboration, culinary delights, and cultural exploration

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Itinerary

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    Duration: Approximately 8 hours
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    Start Time: 8:30 am
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    Group Size: 1-8 people
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    Meeting Point: pick-up from your hotel at 8:30 am
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    Begin the day with a captivating journey from Rome to the picturesque countryside of Castel Gandolfo
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    Explore the Papal Palace
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    Private quarters of the Pope, sacred offices, and sanctified chambers
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    Pope's private 50-acre farm
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    Hands-on cooking class ending in a sumptuous lunch paired with local wines.
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    Castel Gandolfo's historic centre
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    Returning to Rome
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    Tour Ends: 5:30 pm

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What's Included

  • A 45-minute transfer in a luxury air conditioned  vehicle from Rome to Castel Gandolfo

  • A guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Saint Peter's Basilica

  • A guided tour of the Pope's private apartments

  • Minivan or golf cart transfer to the Pope's farmhouse

  • Aperitivo and cooking class on the Papal Estate

  • Sit-down lunch/dinner with local wine and water

  • A guided tour of the Barberini Gardens

  • Free time in Castel Gandolfo town centre

  • Transfer  in a luxury air conditioned vehicle back to Rome

  • This is a private experience only your party will participate.

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What's not included

  • Gratuities and tips

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Meeting Points

Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off have been included for your exclusive tour. Pick up time is 8:30 am.

Kindly inform us of your hotel's name and address once your booking has been confirmed.

Please ensure you are punctual and reach the pick up point 10-15 minutes before the departure time.

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Notes

Important Information

  • The experience runs rain or shine

  • Under 18? You can't consume alcohol, but delightful non-alcoholic options are available

  • Special dietary requirements or allergies? Let us know when booking

  • The tour will commence promptly at 8:30 am. All participants must arrive on time, as we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Please be aware that refunds will not be possible in such instances

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