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  • Piazza San Pietro
    00184 Rome
    Italy
    Monti

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  • 5.0 star rating
    14/8/2014

    The Vatican gardens are another amazing wonder of the VC.  They showcase various sculptures, fountains, gifts given to popes and other amazing nooks and crannies with various flora and fauna surrounding it all.  We got to view it because we had a tour of the museums that included the gardens.  I believe you can only view it by controlled guided tour!  

    Our tour guide took us through describing all the different sculptures and their significance to the Vatican.  Many were gifts from heads of state.  Others were placed with significance form popes from previous times.  There are so many places for the people who live in the Vatican to come and find peace or relax and reflect!  

    There is even a helipad in the back corner so the Pope can hop in and head off to his summer villa.  

    On our tour it was even mentioned that some Popes enjoyed hunting back in the day of different animals that roamed the garden.  Awesome...ancient Pope's hunted! Maybe Phil Robinson (aka Duck Dynasty) could come hunt in the garden with uncle Psi and the current Pope!  

    You can get some different perspectives of the different buildings of the vatican from a different vantage point and really appreciate and see a different natural outdoor beauty of the Vatican!

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