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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 yesterday

The idea of sitting where all of these popes are burried is simply stunning! We were here at the end of our Scavi Tour and it was amazing.

Thank stefanprisacariu
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Visiting St Peters Church, this is an area not to be missed, eary walking past tombs of past popes, kings and queens. Definitely a must do.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent - the queues to get in are worth the wait which wasn’t too bad. Lots to read and see at this attraction and the photos are amazing once inside!

Thank ChinaDragon4
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The Vatican Grottoes is the final resting place of some of our holiest men. It holds the tombs of the popes. It is a hold reflective sight to visit.

Thank lollygal
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Very modern design ....protecting all these holy fathers of the past. Very much a part of a modern pilgrimage for many visiting that day I would imagine. Tombs of Kings,queens, dating from 10th Century are also here. St Peters Tomb is described as 'the holiest'....More

Thank Annie G
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I felt moved here. Silent and really humbled. I wanted to take photos but camera Ban in this area. All popes are here

Thank Donzerella
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It's an interesting space and worth walking through but not worth a special tour. Popes are laid to rest here until they become saints. You can see a closer view of St. Peter's tomb but will need a special tour to really see it up...More

Thank Thelonisa
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

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
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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
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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
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LaDuquesa1
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.
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lynn4234
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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