Explore St. Peter’s Basilica with the help of a self-guided audio tour on your phone. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Rome.
Your tour begins at the impressive square, where you’ll 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. Throughout your walk inside the Basilica, you’ll gaze in awe at exquisite works of Renaissance art and architecture designed by Bramante, Giacomo Della Porta, and Maderno. One of your tour’s highlights will be, of course, the jewel of St. Peter’s, Michelangelo’s 'Pietà'. You’ll also discover the Medieval bronze statue of St. Peter, a truly remarkable work of art that has been kissed and touched by millions of pilgrims during the Basilica’s long and exciting history.
Continuing your tour, you’ll find yourself standing ecstatic below the enormous dome of the church. There, you’ll marvel at St. Peter’s Baldachin, the monumental canopy that marks St. Peter’s tomb. As you examine Bernini’s impressive creation, you’ll gain valuable insights into its religious symbolism and detailed motifs. Your tour ends inside the vast underground graveyard, which is home to the tombs of the rich, the famous and the holy. Discover the stories of the powerful kings, queens, popes, and saints that rest in peace in the famed Vatican Grottoes.