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  • Address: Piazza san Pietro, Vatican City 00120, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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St. Peter's Square Tours

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) is the grand colonnaded area in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. A visually imposing entry to this great church, the semi-circular colonnades on either side designed by the Roman Baroque sculptor Bernini, seem to reach out and enfold you in their arms. Within the colonnade lies the security-check for entry to St. Peter's and, on the other side, the Vatican post office, because the Vatican is its own municipality with its own stamps.

During times such as the death of a pope or election of a new one, and at Easter and Christmas, the piazza is jammed with pilgrims from all over the world.

Practical Info

St. Peter's Square is easy to reach. Metro line A stops Ottaviano-S.Pietro-Musei Vaticano or Cipro. Tramway 19 to Piazza del Risorgimento, or various buses. You can also walk from the centre of Rome across Ponte Sant'Angelo and up towards the piazza for the most breathtaking approach. 

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Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation, Rome, null
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Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

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See the pope and his cardinals deliver their weekly address in Vatican City with a ticket to the papal audience. Follow a local guide through the crowds to a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.77
Papal Audience Ticket at Vatican City, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Papal Audience Ticket at Vatican City

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Bookings are essential if you'd like to attend a Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican. Tickets are free of charge but they are limited and you ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.76
Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel, Rome, Bus & ... 
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Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St. Peter’s and Sistine Chapel

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See the highlights of the world-famous Vatican Museums in one morning on this intimate, small-group Vatican walking tour! Starting early in the morning to beat ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.61
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off, Rome, ... 
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

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Explore the Vatican Museums and see the Sistine Chapel one hour before the general public with this private early-bird 4-hour tour. Venture into ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.29
Skip-the-Line Hidden Vatican Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Skip-the-Line Hidden Vatican Tour

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Enjoy this exclusively designed private tour of the stunning Vatican museums and its hidden gems - the second largest and the fifth most visited art museum in ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $106.29
Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour

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This comprehensive 3-hour Vatican tour includes Sistine Chapel, the extensive Vatican Museums and the ‘Vatacombs’ - the final resting place of many popes. ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.28
No Wait Dedicated Access: St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour, Rome, Cultural Tours
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No Wait Dedicated Access: St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

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See the best of St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on a comprehensive 1.15-hour walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable Vatican guide, your tour starts with a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.76
Rome Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, Private Skip-the-Line, Rome, ... 
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Rome Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, Private Skip-the-Line

Join this 3-hour guided tour to see the magnificent highlights of the Vatican City. With your private guide, explore the Museum, one of the most extraordinary ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.30
Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

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When your cruise ship docks at the Civitavecchia port, embark on an independent shore excursion to Rome. Your private driver will pick you up and take you to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.05
Small-Group Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with Skip-the-Line ... 
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Small-Group Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with Skip-the-Line Access

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Enjoy the amazing attractions of Vatican City with your expert guide on this 3.5-hour small-group tour limited to 15 maximum 20 people. Skip-the-line and get ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.28

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