Basilica Papale di San Pietro

Basilica Papale di San Pietro

Basilica Papale di San Pietro
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Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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  • Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani • 7 min walk
  • Cipro • 7 min walk
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK22,648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Just when you thought it was all over.......you get this. Its hard to miss it really as it is the way out so do not worry about finding it! It must be one of the most photographed places in all of Rome.
Written 26 March 2023
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Bob Rob
Blackpool, UK12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
The place is a must visit. The whole time within the walls kept us captivated by the art and antiquities in every corner. I can't explain how much stuff is there.
Big Tip. On arrival at the museum if you haven't pre booked tickets people will approach you. They will say that you can't buy tickets inside for that day, and tell you to go to the ticket office approx 100 yds away. They will then get you a ticket for 36 euros and walk back to the entry point with you. They go in with you and tell you to wait whilst they collect the tickets you have already paid for. THEY ARE 17 EUROS EACH AND PAYABLE AT THE TICKET OFFICE WITHOUT THEIR HELP.
Do not go with them go inside and buy the tickets yourself.
Written 1 February 2023
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Petar B
Belgrade, Serbia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Fabulous experience where you feel like in some fairy tail. Take the time to slow walk and enjoy the play of light and darkness while you are going downstairs.
Written 25 December 2022
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Andrea
Weilheim, Germany18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The beautiful construction absolutely matches with the whole atmosphere of the museums. It is comfortable to walk down also for my sore knee.
Written 1 July 2022
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Eaton_Out
Greenville, SC631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The original Bramante Staircase is located in and a part of the Vatican Museum. This staircase if generally off-limits to visitors but some guides have access as ours did. We were allow to go to the top of the stair where we had a rooftop view of Rome across the river. If you are on a group tour of Vatican Museums ask your Tour Director about the possibility of visiting.
Written 18 May 2022
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Serena DC
Beverly Hills, CA125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
So much to see at this museo. Not as big as some of the others but that isnt a bad thing if you get sore feet from hours of standing.
Written 4 May 2022
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
On the way out of Vatican’s marvellous galleries and exhibitions, you’ll pass down this helix-shaped staircase. Before it, you will have seen exhibitions including Museo Pio Cristiano that has several interesting pieces, but the staircase is the main lure. Great photograph opportunities.
Written 27 February 2020
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travelmaniac07
Brisbane, Australia164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
What an amazing place packed with so much history and artefacts. This is an absolute must see when I Rome. The place is huge with plenty to see. It was out of season so the crowds were not as bad as they are in peak season, so early November was a really great time to visit. The Sistine chapel itself was smaller than I expected but was still amazing to see.
Written 13 November 2019
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,669 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Buy a ticket in advance online, getting to the museum late morning or after lunch, can be a shorter way, better to decide how long you will spend here, it's easy to collapse from museum fatigue; not possible to see every thing; classical statury, Etruscian relics, Renaissance paintings, Egyptian art, etc.so amazing to admire this splendid Museum.
Written 9 October 2019
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Glenveightravel
Navan, Ireland1,159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
What a view, lucky enought that there was not many people here when we visited. The staircase is a masterpiece in itself and it a wonderful entrance to the vatican museem.
We were very lucky that the escalator was broken when we arrived and we had to walk up the rotating staircase to get to the museum. This is a marvelous and intriguing entrance piece to any museum and should be used by everyone, not just when the main escalator is broken.
Written 20 August 2019
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