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Beneath the main floor of St. Peter's Basilica are the tombs of several popes and saints.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other than seeing where the popes are buried and reading a bit about each pope,there isn't much to see. I would recommend it if you have extra time and the lines aren't long. I doubt that it would be of much interest to children

Thank annarc6
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Very humbling to see such history particularly St Peters tomb Downside is you come out and have to go back through the front door of the Basilica which is massively crowded. People also not being silent as requested is typical of some of the rude...More

Thank markoBRISTOL
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We missed this place the first time we went to St. Peter's, several years ago. So this time I wanted to be sure to go. It was a bit of a let down. It is stark halls under the main floor with boxes containing (they...More

Thank travelingd0c
Reviewed 6 July 2017

You might miss it. The entrance is inside the Basilica - near the center area. A quiet and serene place.

Thank jthendra
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting architecture and presentation of crypts. Hints at past intrigue if you look at all of the signs and sudden deaths of some of the people.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I thought this was a so interesting to see all the tombs of past Pope's. It was beautiful down here. Many people miss it. You need to go in the small entrance behind a pillar to the left of the altar.

Thank Mo1962
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Highlighted by the tomb of St Peter, quietly walking the grottoes and seeing the various sarcophagi of popes, from simple to ornate is quite interesting. The stairs descend directly from the Basilica, and it takes no more than 10-15 minutes to walk through. Talking and...More

Thank sladerer
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Find the entrance inside the Basilica, down the steps and self tour. No photos. Many of the popes are here.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

If you have battled through the queues to get into the Basilica and then been barged by the disrespectful tourists who don't appreciate it, go downstairs to the tombs of past popes. Not exactly on the same scale as Westminster Abbey but still well worth...More

2  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Unimpressed and uninterested in the resting place of past popes. Not sure as to the order, how many, or significance. Interesting to read the placards about the various popes, but unless you have a desire to see every place I'd use my time elsewhere such...More

Thank jjpuck
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3 August 2017|
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Response from jthendra | Reviewed this property |
You can by your self. It's inside the St Peter. The entrance is near the entry to St Peter's tomb.
1 October 2015|
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Response from K K | Reviewed this property |
you have to arrange with the Vatican direct. google Vatican Scavi Reservation

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