Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII


» Birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI.

Birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI.

The former toll house, which was built in 1701 and distinguishes the marketplace, is also the birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI. He was born there on the 16th of April 1927.

The birthplace of the Holy Father has been accessible to the public since 15/04/2007:

Opening times:
The house where Pope Benedict XVI was born will be closed from November to April. During this time, groups can tour the house by appointment.

The house will reopen on Easter Monday, April 5, 2010.

Admission prices:
Adults: 3,50 €
Children up to 12 years of age free
Reduced admission price: 2,50 €
(Schoolchildren, Students and the Disabled)
Family card: 7,00 €
Adult Groups: from 15 Persons, after reservation,
incl. guided tour 3,50 € (per pers. incl. guided tour)

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