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Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

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Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

Has anyone recent info about where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now? Is it inside Saint Peter's Basilica again?

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1. Re: Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

I believe it's always been inside St. Peter's Basilica. I don't see how they could move it. Where did you read that it was anywhere else?

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2. Re: Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

The entrance was from Cortile San Gregorio l'Illuminatore, near Dome ingress.

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3. Re: Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

Wasn't there still the entrance inside the nave also, near the main altar?

I don't know where the Cortile di San Gregorio is, but I imagine it's on the right as you face the Basilica. I never saw the entrance to the Grottoes there. How long ago was this?

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4. Re: Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

Last time Jan, 2013

Actually I've never seen entrance inside basilica open.

Anyone who visited recently? :) Thanks

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5. Re: Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

is it a complicated question

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6. Re: Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

Vatican grottoes, do you mean where popes are buried? Entrance is inside St Peter as Bvlenci wrote.

romeguide.it/VATICANO/…grotte.htm

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7. Re: Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

The last time I was there was in the summer of 2012, so I suppose it's possible that it's changed since then. When were you last there, Tabata?

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8. Re: Where is the entrance to Vatican Grottoes now?

I saw the entrance few years ago, but I check the web this morning and the entrance wasn't moved.

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