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Basilica & Cupola Wednesday early morning

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Basilica & Cupola Wednesday early morning

Hi, On the st.peter's basilica website it says that the basilica is open daily from 7:00 a.m. and the cupola from 8:00. We are planning on visiting on a Wednesday, and the general audince will be held in St. Peter's square. We're trying to figure out if the basilica will be open that wednesday at 7:00 a.m. for us to visit, and the cupola at 8:00 or if they are closed. So far we have received mixed messages that the basilica is closed before the general audience.. Does anyone know if it will be open at 7:00 a.m. and if yes, what time does it close before the general audience? Thanks

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1. Re: Basilica & Cupola Wednesday early morning

According to the Italian (but not the English) version of the most reliable Web site for Rome's attractions, the basilica and presumably the cupola are closed until after the general audience:

060608.it/it/cultura-e-svago/luoghi-di-culto…

The Italian version is more reliable than the English one.

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2. Re: Basilica & Cupola Wednesday early morning

Thank zerlina

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3. Re: Basilica & Cupola Wednesday early morning

Check the Papal schedule to see if an audience will be held the Wednesday you're there. If there's no audience everything should be open.

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