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“A piazza that can hold half a million people”

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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US$46.92*
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Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation
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US$44.52*
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Papal Audience Ticket at Vatican City
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US$72.19*
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Papal audience ticket with Italian breakfast and transfer from Hotel
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and serves as the place from which the masses receive the Pope's weekly blessing.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a beautiful colonnaded plaza at the front of the basilica, built so that everyone present can hear (Pope Frank's) addresses
The bridge across the Tiber aligns perfectly with the center of the piazza, the center of the basilica's doors, and the center of the balcony that the Pope uses for praying for the public: "Domini, Domini, Domini...You're all catholics now".

Thank Ken H
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

When standing on circles in specific spot of the square the columns appear only one deep due to the perfect alignment of each row of 4.

Thank Scolafr
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I booked this through our cruise line tours, and it was great! The tour lasts all day as we went to the Colosseum first but it was definitely worth it! The details in Italy's buildings and sculptures is everything!! It makes America's building and churches look like child's play! If you are going to go to Italy this is a must do!! I also took my son who is eleven and he enjoyed it thoroughly!!

1  Thank Chasity M
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

After attending Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, we stood in St. Peter's Square in anticipation of the delivering of a benediction by Pope Francis. Although it was jam-packed with people by the time Pope Francis appeared, the crowd was very orderly and respectful, without a heavy police or security presence. The square is beautiful, clean, safe, and wide open to the public. It is a must-see when in Rome.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

At first glance you think wow. After taking a tour and learning the history about many of the architectural features it's hard to put into words how astounding it truly is.

Thank Yadeira B
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