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As the symbol and heart of Christianity, Saint Peter’s Basilica is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world. Its gigantic size boasts a lengt...

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Benefit from skip-the-line access to some of the Vatican's top attractions on this 3-hour guided tour. Admire the beautiful Vatican Museums,...

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This Extended Vatican Museums Tour is ideal for art-lovers interested in seeing more of what one of the world's most important collections h...

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Enjoy a St. Peter’s visit in full freedom and at your own pace using your own mobile phone or tablet. With your guaranteed reserved entrance...

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Join us on this special day-long journey, a pilgrimage to the four major basilicas of the Vatican – the most important churches in the world...

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Enjoy a professional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. With this tour, you'll have priority a...

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£ 82
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Those with limited time to explore the Vatican can't miss the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Until now, an express visit for these...

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This combo tour takes you to Rome's two most important attractions, the Vatican and the Colosseum, in a single day, including visits to Vati...

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Partecipa alla visita guidata della Basilica di San Pietro con un ingresso riservato per scoprire i segreti di una delle più grandi meravigl...

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Our Sistine Chapel Express & St. Peter’s Basilica Tour is one of the best ways to experience the Vatican’s two busiest attractions without t...

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The inside story

As the symbol and heart of Christianity, Saint Peter’s Basilica is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world. Its gigantic size boasts a length of 730 feet, a width of 500 feet, a height of 452 feet and a dome diameter of 137 feet. The total area of the basilica covers 22,000 square meters and it can hold over 20.000 people. Inside you can admire 11 chapels, 45 altars and 10,000 square meters of mosaics, as well as a series of invaluable art masterpieces. Beyond the numbers, the symbolic value of the Basilica is very strong and attracts an impressive number of pilgrims from all over the world who buy tickets to get into St. Peter's.

According to an ancient city use, the church stands on the ruins of a Roman necropolis, on the site where St. Peter was probably buried around 67 AD. In 320, Constantine decided to build a basilica here by burying the Roman necropolis.

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Saint Peter’s Basilica Basilica di San Pietro, Piazza San Pietro Rome
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