Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour with Papal Tombs

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Explore the spiritual heart of the Vatican on a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica. Delve into the cathedral's history and visit the crypts below the church to see some of the papal tombs housed.

Highlights

  • Marvel at masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, and other luminary artists
  • Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through centuries of Roman Catholic history
  • Explore the hallowed halls of St. Peter's Basilica with a knowledgeable guide
  • Hear tales of Michelangelo's genius and the grandeur of Bernini's colonnade
  • Discover the rich tapestry of papal history that adorns this famous cathedral

Description

Head to the starting point and meet up with your guide before setting out to the nearby St. Peter's Square. Marvel at the large plaza directly in front of the Basilica and learn about the man who designed it, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Pass through security and step inside the Renaissance masterpiece designed by Michelangelo, Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini to begin exploring and learn about the Basilica's rich history. Encounter the sublime beauty of Michelangelo's Pieta, a breathtaking sculpture that captures the essence of sorrow and grace, and stand beneath the towering bronze Baldachin crafted by Bernini, marking the high altar. Finally, head below ground as you descend into the depths of St. Peter's Basilica to explore the crypts housing the tombs of past popes. Feel free to remain in the Basilica at the end of the tour. Take advantage of this opportunity to purchase a ticket to climb the dome for unparalleled views of Rome from above.

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St. Peter's Cathedral tour Guide

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