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SAINT PETER BASILICA

from the top to the bottom | Dome and Grottoes

A visit exclusively dedicated to St. Peter's Basilica, the heart of the second life of Rome.
After the fall of the empire, Rome is a city on her knees, almost abandoned.
It will be the Pope, the curia and the ecclesiastical hierarchy that will gradually rebuild a town and bring it back to her former glory, starting from a tomb.
It was a small shrine above the tomb of a preacher, a martyr, a saint. Not just any saint, but the saint to whom Jesus Christ, according to the Christian tradition and according to the Gospels, would entrust the keys of heaven and the organization of the community of believers on earth.
St. Peter: the vicar of Christ.
From the top to the bottom, from the dome to the grottoes, this is a complete visit of the basilica in the
heart of Christendom!

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What’s included:

• SAINT PETER BASILICA

• DOME AND PANORAMIC VIEW FROM THE TOP
• GROTTOES (PAPAL TOMBS), IF AVAILABLE.

TOUR SAN PIETRO
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Time

2 hours

DURATA TOUR SAN PIETRO

SURVIVAL KIT:

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Water

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Comfortable shoes

Our tour begins in St. Peter's square. After passing through the metal detectors, we immediately go up to the dome. There is an elevator that will take us up to the first level, where we will have a nice internal view of the Basilica from the interior drum of the dome. Getting from there to the lantern and the exterior view requires walking approximately another 320 steps up a spiral staircase that gets progressively windier and more narrow.

This tour is not recommended for people who suffer from claustrophobia.

 

As the full climb requires a high level of physical fitness, those who prefer can opt to remain at the first level, where the view is still worthwhile.
Next we descend and visit the Basilica and the lower level crypt.

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INFO UTILI SAN PIETRO

SACRED AREAS

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DRESS CODE:

IT IS MANDATORY

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TAKE OFF

YOUR HAT

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TO COVER

KNEES

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TO COVER

SHOULDERS

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Meeting Point

Piazza Risorgimento. Metro stop: OTTAVIANO

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us! 

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Suggested Departure:  7:30 a.m.

Not running on Wednesdays and Sundays.

An early departure is crucial for this tour. Being a church, the entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica is free; therefore, there is usually a substantial line that already forms in the morning, which can only be avoided by anticipating the alarm clock!

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