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St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Viale Vaticano 97 (50 mt away from th Vatican Museums' entrance)

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St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Enjoy Saint Peter's Basilica with a guide, one of Rome's most important religious buildings!

Explore one of Rome's most famed and magnificent sites!

See Michelangelo's Pietà and the Bernini masterpieces.
 

If you choose the St Peter Basilica Guided Tour on Wesneday, collect your Papal Audience tickets for free in Via dei Corridori 6 Office at 9:00 AM.  

Known as the Queen of all the Basilicas, the Basilica of St. Peter is a church in the Renaissance style with a central dome that dominates the skyline of Rome. As you enter the church, you will see that its interior is vast compared to other churches.

The Renaissance-style St. Peter's Basilica is one of the largest churches in the world. Over its 120-year-long construction many top architects (including Michelangelo and Raphael) added personal flourishes. Michelangelo, for instance, added the dome - to this day the biggest in the world!

At the heart of the basilica, beneath the high altar, you will discover the Confessio, or Chapel of the Confession, named for the confession of faith by St. Peter, which lead to his martyrdom. Two curving marble staircases lead to this underground chapel at the level of the Constantinian church and immediately above the burial place of Saint Peter.

You will see that the entire interior of St. Peter's is lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. It's luxurious and elegant. Highlights of a visit here include Bernini's Baldacchino (the centerpiece of the church) and Michelangelo's Pietà (the only artwork he ever signed). 

Come and enjoy the Queen of all of the Basilicas!
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Meeting Point: TOURISTATION VATICANO: Viale Vaticano, 97 
(50mt away from th Vatican Museums' entrance) 

Highlights: 

  • Marvel at art and architectural features by Bernini and Michelangelo 
  • See the most important church of the Catholic faith
  • Enjoy a guided tour of of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admire the luxurious elegance of Basilica's interior
What's included:
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Guided Tour
  • Official Vatican Guide
  • Headsets
What's not included:
  • Food and Drinks
  • Pick up Service 
  • St. Peter's Dome
  • Access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
Timetable: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 4:30 PM. On Sunday 1:30 PM.

Languages:
English, Italian, Spanish, French and German. 

Know before you go:
• Please observe the strict dress code for the Basilica: shoulders and knees must be covered. 
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.

COVID-19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.