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Private Tour: Saint Peter Basilica Vatican Museums and Squares of Rome
"Enjoy a private full day walking tour of Rome discovering the most famous attractions with your local guide. The tour starts in Piazza del Popolo and continues along the most beautiful narrow streets of Rome until we reach Piazza di Spagna where you can see the famous Spanish Steps before heading to the Trevi Fountain where you can throw in a coin so that you will one day return to Rome. Move on to Piazza Venezia Pantheon and Piazza Navona and discover the beauty of these world-famous squares. After lunch reach the Vatican Museums and skip the long queue thanks to our tickets. Admire the Sistine Chapel and then the magnificent St. Peter’s Square."""Explore Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica with skip the line tickets & stroll along the squares of Rome.
From EUR72.00
 
City Bike Small-Group Tour of Rome
"See Rome from the saddle of a mountain or trekking bike on a half-day bike tour of the “Eternal City” and discover more than you would on a walking tour.Limited to a maximum of 8 participants tours are intimate. Cycle to St. Peter’s Square to see the world’s largest church and its imposing dome. Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire as you take a circuit of the Colosseum. Marvel at the ruins of temples in the Roman Forum.Go to t and the former home of the poet John Keats. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. See the cylindrical Castel Sant’Angelo. Admire the glorious buildings of Piazza Navona built on the site of the Stadium of DomitianKeeping off the main roads bike down charming alleys and less crowded streets to experience Rome off-the-beaten-path. Hear historical facts and funny anecdotes to enrich your experience."""
From EUR49.00
 
Fiat 500 Night tour of Rome
"Our chauffeur will wait for you at our garage centrally located at only 200m from the Coliseum. You will feel like a movie star while onlookers and tourists will take hundred of pictures of you aboard the cute FIAT 500 car. During this exciting private tour your chauffeur will stop and show to you the most famous places of Rome including the Pantheon Navona Square San Pietro Square Trevi Fountain the panoramic view of the Rome from the Janiculum Hill
From EUR170.00

Vatican Necropolis - Scavi Tips (9)

Scavi Tour

The Scavi Tour is a tour of about twelve people, with limited tours throughout the day. You're led underneath St. Peter's Basilica to the excavated area below where they believe St. Peter is buried....
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BeatChick
Aug 08, 2015

Sacred Grottoes

After visiting the Basilica don't miss the chance to visit the Grottoes where are the tombs of the Popes. Entrance is free of charge and although I had read in my guidebook that the minimum age to...
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micas_pt
May 13, 2010

SCAVI - Sacred Grottoes

The Vatican Grottoes is the level below the floor of St. Peter's where many popes and a few royals are buried. Below the Grottoes is the ancient Necropolis, which is the Roman "city of the dead" and...
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icunme
Dec 01, 2009

Another discovery at Vatican Necropolis

- Unveiled necropolis at Vatican Opens By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press Writer VATICAN CITY - Visitors to the Vatican soon will be able to descend into an ancient world of the dead, a newly...
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icunme
Jun 10, 2009

The Crypt of the St. Peter's Basilica

The Crypt of the St. Peter's Basilica is worth seeing. One can feel the peace and silence when walking down there. Beautiful wall paintings and statues, holy sacred tombs, angels, darkness and light....
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WanderingFinn
Dec 04, 2007

The Tombs of the Popes

While visiting Basillica di San Pietro, make sure to include the Grottoes during your visit. Go outside and queue in the atrium of the Basillica. Visiting the grottoes is completely free, however it...
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SJTravel
Aug 05, 2007

Vatican Grottoes (Le Grotte Vaticane)

The Vatican Grottoes, beneath St Peter's Basilica, house tombs of various popes, early-Christian sarcophagi, remains of the ancient 4 century Church, works by Melozzo da Forlì, Pollaiolo, Arnolfo and...
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Diana75
Feb 09, 2007

Sacre Grote Vaticane

Situated underneath the church and put up the tombs of several popes. Some tombs were brought from the old basilica. Some tombs you vvill find there: John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II...
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lina112
May 09, 2006

Pope John Paul's Tomb

His tomb is simple - as the man sought to be.Detail regarding reservations for a visit can be found on my SCAVI tip.*
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Dec 01, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Vatican Necropolis - Scavi

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St. Peter's Square - Piazza San Pietro

Before I went to St. Peter’s Square, I had always thought that there was just one row of Doric columns around the square, but in fact there are four. From most places in the square, you can see the...
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Vatican Museums

My top tip to enjoying the Vatican is to order your tickets in advance online to avoid waiting in the lines. We went during a time when Rome wasn't crawling with tourists and tour groups, but it was...
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Piazza San Pietro - St Peter's Square

this will be pictures of the Saint Peter and Paul Statues along the front of the Saint Peter's Basilica Welcoming the Pilgrims and Guests to Vatican City. Saint Peter's Square is the main public...
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St. Peter's Basilica - Basilica San Pietro

The high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica rests over the tomb of St. Peter and under the ornate canopy commissioned by Pope Urban VIII in 1624; designed by Bernini, this canopy, or baldacchino, creates a...
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St. Peter's Basilica - Basilica San Pietro

this time pictures of the entrance to Saint Peter's Tomb the Central Part of the Basilica is the High Altar of which lies above the Tomb of Saint Peter Below of which there is a dual stairs going to...
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Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel

more pictures around the altar the Central Part of the Basilica is the High Altar of which lies above the Tomb of Saint Peter Below of which there is a dual stairs going to a central door to the...
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