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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was amazing!! It cost 10 euros to go up by elevator and that only took you halfway up - it took you to the part where you were inside of the dome looking down at the basilica. My indoor pictures are from that. The...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the corwdest place in Rome and you will be totally exposed to the sun. Instead of that, visit at the end of the afternoon, for the sunset and when the lights turn on, not so many people in the square and...More

1  Thank brjader
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Huge amounts of history, magnificent statues and art all made better by the tour guide we had whose knowledge was excellent and very educational. Huge place and a must do activity whilst visiting Rome

Thank simonandirene
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Easily another must do in Rome. We did it as a part of a skip the line Vatican Museum tour. This is absolutely the best way to do the Basilica because you get to enter from near the Sistine Chapel and do not have to...More

Thank Kevin V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Basilica is absolutely stunning! It is free entry, unless you go up the dome which is an extra €10. The wait for security can take sometime. We ended up going around 3pm after the Vatican museums and it was only a 15minute wait, but...More

Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed yesterday

St Peters square is free and also the Basilica is free but you do have to queue for about 30 minutes to go inside, but well worth the wait. There are guides trying to sell you tour tickets in the square but you dont need...More

Thank Pauline R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience And highly recommended to visit. The details in architecture is so intricate and amazing

Thank sweetpotatoo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Basking in 35 degrees even with the big hat and fountains everywhere you will see people queuing forever just to get the glimpse of the Pope. It restores faith in humanity and goodwill sacrifice indeed.

1  Thank lamoncoffeedates
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here after the Vatican and queued up. The queue moved quickly although we were in full sun and it was hot. You need to cover shoulders and knees inside the church so be prepared for that. You can buy a cheap scarf from the...More

Thank EstherHosking
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you’re in Rome this is probably on your ‘must-see’-list. Entrance is free but wear modest clothing that covers the knees and shoulders (both men and women). My advise is to go either in the morning (I think it opens at 7am - I went...More

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Karim E
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Response from PSorrentoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes-first the offficial gift shop I am remembering is if you are facing St. Peter’s and it is 12 o’clock the shop is on on your left at 10 am. However you may find better prices and a multitude of choices elsewhere. I... More