Experience St. Peter’s Basilica from the comfort of your couch with an engaging self-guided virtual tour in English. Travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from your PC or smartphone browser.
Find out plenty of historical facts, curiosities, and unknown stories about the most famous Basilica in the world. Your tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online, you can access it repeatedly anytime and it is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the holiest place in Rome.
Enjoy a grand beginning at the impressive St. Peter's square to marvel at Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s imposing design. As you admire the colossal collonades and the Egyptian obelisk, you’ll learn about the fascinating background of the Basilica and its transformations through the centuries, from its early erection by Emperor Constantine and the massive reconstruction during the 16th and 17th century up to the architectural interventions in the ’40s. Below the enormous dome of the church, you’ll marvel at the sight of the impressive monumental canopy that marks St Peter’s tomb. Examining its overwhelming decor, you’ll discover amazing stories about its religious symbolism and detailed motifs. Then, explore the tallest dome in the world and learn the stories of the famous architects that worked on the project such as Michelangelo and Bramante.