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Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica

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Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Vatican Museums and Underground Tour of the Papal Tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica
Not your typical Vatican tour. Yes, you will still discover the amazing papal collections that can be found inside the Vatican Museums, but this Vatican tour goes a bit deeper, underground St. Peter’s Basilica where you’ll find another hidden treasure – the Papal Tombs.

First witness Michelangelo’s Pieta - the breathtaking sculpture inside St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Rome. This moving image of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus Christ after the Crucifixion is one of the most famous statues of the Renaissance period. You’ll also see St. Peter’s Baldachin by Bernini, an elaborate Baroque-style bronze sculpted canopy which decorates the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Now it’s time to explore underground St. Peter’s Basilica. Along with the ancient Roman catacombs, the papal tombs of St. Peter’s in the Vatican are some of the most intriguing sites of Rome. Also referred to as the Vatican Grottoes or the Crypt beneath St. Peter’s Basilica, your guide will reveal the histories and mysteries behind this important burial site. Religious or not, the sacred relics, art and history that can be found within the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica is a must-see when in Rome.

ADD ON OPTION: St. Peter’s Dome Climb:
And if you wish to explore more (this time to the top) you can add on the option to climb the glorious St. Peter’s Basilica Dome.
Highlights
  • TOUR THE VATICAN

    Your expert guide will take you to the most important rooms and artworks of the Vatican from the Round Room and the Hall of the Muses through the Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Maps and Greek Cross Hall. Visit the picturesque Belvedere and Pinecone Courtyard and the Pio Clementino Museum.
  • SISTINE CHAPEL & MICHELANGLEO

  • SAINT PETER’S BASILICA

  • THE PIETA

  • VATICAN UNDERGROUND

  • PAPAL TOMBS OF ST. PETER’S

  • ST. PETER’S TOMB

Your expert guide will take you to the most important rooms and artworks of the Vatican from the Round Room and the Hall of the Muses through the Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Maps and Greek Cross Hall. Visit the picturesque Belvedere and Pinecone Courtyard and the Pio Clementino Museum.
Q&A
  • How long did it take to paint the Sistine Chapel?

    It took 4 years to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Michelangelo began work in the spring of 1508, officially unveiling the finished product on Halloween 1512.
  • How long to tour the Vatican?

    It usually takes 2.5 to 3 hours to tour the Vatican without feeling rushed.
  • Where is St. Peter’s Basilica?

    St. Peter’s Basilica is located in Vatican City, Rome, and part of the three main sites of the Vatican along with the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
  • Is Michelangelo’s signature on the Pieta?

    Yes. This is the only piece that Michelangelo signed personally. You can find Michelangelo’s signature on the Pieta hidden on the body of the Virgin Mary.
  • Where to buy tickets for St. Peter’s Basilica Dome?

    You can buy tickets to St. Peter’s Dome in person at the Basilica and usually you won’t find long lines there. It costs 8 euro to climb the entire way by stairs or 10 euro to take an elevator part of the way up.
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