|Vatican Garden open to the Public|
For the first time the Vatican gardens are open to the public
Rich in art, history and nature, "is above all a spiritual place" - said Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo -. Along the same paths traveled by minibus from today ORP, in the afternoon, the same Pope Benedict XVI walks reciting the Rosary.
Many are already familiar with the Vatican Gardens, although they have not ever seen: some of them are clearly visible from above, if you go on top of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Even from there you can easily realize how well they are treated and how it can be a pleasant stroll among the green lanes.
However, you can not visit the Vatican Gardens in total autonomy: it was actually set up a transport service implemented by an eco-bus, thanks all'inizitiva ORP.
It is a yellow OPENBUS methane that accompany the visitors on a path already fixed; between the various points touched, you can stop in front of a reproduction of the Grotto of Lourdes, a place of meditation and prayer that the Pope loves a lot.
To visit the Vatican Gardens with eco-bus you must purchase a ticket at a price of 12 euros per adult, € 8 for children aged 6 to 18, within 6 years and admission is free. An audio guide on board will allow the understanding of this part of the Vatican, with comments in Italian, French, English, German and Spanish.
With regard to hours of operation, the Vatican Gardens are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (excluding holidays) from 8:00 to 14:00, but the last race of the meeting point of the central square XII No. 9 at 13:00. Every 30 minutes a new bus will load on board visitors, so the frequency of service is high. The cost is 15 euros per person.
Insert this new path in your itinerary designed for a weekend in Rome is a good idea, since in any case a visit to the Basilica of St. Peter's is a must, regardless of their religious sect.
The Vatican Gardens, in the immediate vicinity of the church as a symbol of Rome, may very well then complete a hypothetical journey into the heart of the city.