Reserve your digital tour to explore St Peter’s Basilica without leaving your home! On this real-time experience, you, your family, and friends will be led by a professional local guide to visit the main highlights of the Vatican State, in the heart of Rome. Interact with your guide, ask all your questions, and become familiar with the origins of Christianity.
Your tour will begin from St Peter’s square, where your guide will show you all the most important monuments. Admire the Egyptian Obelisk at its center, the Twin Fountains on each side, and the famous Bernini’s colonnade which embraces the Basilica and projects its arms in a warm attempt to welcome the pilgrims. Find out about the traditions behind a pope’s election and access the interiors of the Church starting from the Holy Door. Inside, you will admire La Pietà by Michelangelo, the Dome, the all-pervading mosaics, and the bronze canopy built by Bernini in the Baroque style, located above the main altar and underneath the dome.
The tour will then take you to the street again, along via della Conciliazione and the Passetto di Borgo, an elevated passageway 2,600 ft long used in the past as an escape for popes under threat. It connects the Vatican to Sant’Angelo Castel, another must-see monument in Rome. Once the guide has reached it, he will unveil the many purposes it used in history, from tomb to prison to castle, and its main features. The tour will end on Sant’Angelo Bridge, a monumental bridge built in ancient times and renovated by the popes so its balustrades are now decorated with statues of angels, evangelists, and patriarchs.