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The Vatican Gardens can be an excellent place to visit especially if you hire a personal and private tour guide. You will be able to enjoy the beauty and solitude without other tourists so you can feel the full effect of these beautiful and breath-taking gardens. The Vatican Gardens date back to medieval times and is a splendid 58 acres full of beauty. As you stroll through the gardens, you will be able to embrace not only the beauty but also the serene atmosphere.
The legend of the Vatican Gardens states the location of the gardens was the place that Saint Helena spread earth from Golgotha to symbolically unite the blood of Christ with the blood of thousands of early Christians that were persecuted under the reign of Nero.
Before the Vatican Gardens were created on this location it was home to Nero's Circus where many Christians lost their lives including Saint Peter that was crucified upside down.
The history of the Vatican Gardens began in 1279 when Nicolas III made the Vatican his home. The gardens have been a place of solace for popes since that time. Throughout the 58 acres, you can stroll through and view the monuments many dating back to the 9th century, medieval fortifications, splendid flowerbeds, and a nice quiet forest. A few of the wonders you will see include Japan's sago palms, evergreen magnolia, Tasmania's eucalyptus, Lebanon's cedars, and North America's maples. The beauty of all the various greenery from nations of the world is a sight to behold.
With an expert tour guide by your side, you will be able to enjoy every moment of your tour while breathing in the beauty and atmosphere. The gardens are more than just a pretty site, but are a symbolic tribute to early Christians that gave their life for their faith in God. The unique beauty of the various plants living in one area from so many different nations provides an atmosphere of harmony and tranquility.
An expert and official Vatican tour guide will be able to give you a history of every fountain and sculpture home in the Vatican Gardens providing you with more reasons to embrace the history of the not only the Vatican but of the Romans that worked to preserve the gardens and other artifacts behind these Medieval and Renaissance walls of Vatican City.
A guided private tour will allow you to sit and relax while enjoying all the sights. You are sure to learn more about the significance of the Vatican Gardens as well as learn more than other visitors that never get the chance to enjoy this tremendous private tour.
Vatican City is not open on holidays including January 1st, January 6th, March 19th, April 9th, May 1st, May 17th, June 7th , June 29th , August 15th , August 16th , November 1st , December 8th , December 25th , and December 26th. There is also a dress code throughout Italy to enter churches, which is that no bare shoulders are allowed, no shorts, and no mini-skirts.