Giardini Vaticani tour in minibus, Musei Vaticani e Cappella Sistina
Nel corso dei secoli, dal 1200 e per opera dei vari pontefici, questi giardini si sono sviluppati e arricchiti, e oggi, eccoli intorno a noi che ci raccontano le storie che si sono avvicendate in tanti secoli di Papato.
I giardini del Vaticano sono un incontro singolare tra natura, arte e fede cristiana. La natura curata con amore, le opere di tanti artisti, architetti, costruttori e la Fede che ha ispirato coloro che hanno voluto queste opere, si fondono in un luogo unico e armonioso.
Qui possiamo ammirare fiori e piante mediterranee, specie esotiche importate da continenti lontani, prati verdeggianti, alberi secolari, siepi, e persino un piccolo bosco.
E’ una concentrazione unica di strutture architettoniche e artistiche: tempietti, casine, grotte, fontane, torri, antiche mura, statue, reperti archeologici. Opere che sono memoriali di eventi, di luoghi, di Santi legati alla bimillenaria storia della Chiesa.
I giardini sono un’oasi di pace discreta, dove i pontefici hanno cercato un rifugio tranquillo in cui riflettere e riposare.
Questo giardino per tanti secoli riservato e segreto, oggi si apre ai visitatori di tutto il mondo.
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The Lourdes Grotto
In the heart of the Vatican Gardens we find a faithful reproduction of the Lourdes grotto, a gift made to Pope Leo XIII in 1902 from the Bishop of the diocese that includes Lourdes.
The altar at the centre is original and had been in the Lourdes grotto for all of 100 years. It was donated to Pope John XXIII in 1958.
Here the Popes come to pray and celebrate Holy Mass during particular Marian celebrations. Benedict XVI often stops here to pray during his walks.
On special occasions groups of faithful go up to the grotto in the evening and hundreds of flambeaux, the candles used in Lourdes for the great processions on the grounds of the sanctuary, light up the roads of the Vatican Gardens.hide
The Villa of Pius IV
The Villa of Pius IV is a jewel of Renaissance architecture built by Pirro Ligorio, garden architect and hydraulic engineer to whom we also owe the Villa d'Este in Tivoli.
Elegant pavilions decorated with frescoes, stuccos and mosaics gather round a central nymphaeum embellished with fountains adorned with statues.
The water gushing from the fountains and the shade provided by centuries-old pine trees create an ideal place to defeat the heat of the Roman summers.
Today the villa houses the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.hide
The Fountain of the Eagle
Since antiquity Rome has been the city where water has inspirited the life of its inhabitants in many ways. The Pontiffs, in particular from the 16th century, continued to offer the city water as a resource for life, but also as joy for the eyes.
The English poet Shelley wrote in his diary: "The fountains are enough to justify a trip to Rome".
In the heart of the Vatican could not miss the fountains, a place of refreshment of body and soul, where you can stop and meditate
With this fountain, commissioned by Paul V Borghese in the early 17th century, the Dutch architect Giovanni Vasanzio recreated a very special environment: a series of shadowy caves covered with musk and climbing plants. Miniature waterfalls, tritons and winged dragons fuel with their gushes of water the great central basin from which the heads of two nymphs emerge.
The fountain is dominated from above by a large eagle. Dragons and eagles are heraldic symbols of the Borghese family.hide
Visit St. Peter's Basilica accompanied by an official guide.
Discover the Eternal City aboard our unmistakable yellow Vatican&Rome Open Bus and explore new routes using the fleet of our partners Big Bus Roma and City Sightseeing Roma.
Rome is an open-air museum. Comfortably seated and with a multilingual audio guide system, you can look at the Eternal City from another point of view.
An experience loved by young and old.