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No Wait Access to St Peter Basilica and its official audioguide
From US$22.47*
No Wait Access to St Peter Basilica and its official audioguide
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All reviews worth the climb long climb odd steps worth the effort afraid of heights elevator half way remaining steps climb stairs elevator ride dome of st views are amazing san pietro souvenir shop vatican gardens walk up peter's square take your time
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I climbed to the Cupola of St. Peter’s on my recent visit to Rome. Visiting the Basilica is free of charge, but do note that there is a cost to climb the stairs up to the cupola. There are two options with two different prices....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the highest point in Rome, lies this incredible dome. Not only does it provide a spectacular view, it is an incredible experience. To reach the top of the dome, you must endure very little ventilation, tight spaces, and many stairs (231 from the roof...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We viewed St Peter's Dome from afar, close up and from the inside of the Basilica. A beautiful sight indeed. Designed by Michelangelo at the age of 71, it was completed in 1590 by his student after his death. It is 136 meters in height...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kleime
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My teenage son talked me in to going to the dome as a man heading for 60 years old I took the elevator then walked the rest which totally exhausted me but was worth the effort to see the ceiling from close and the view...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pjmay2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ‘got the lift’ but it’s not made clear that there are another 300ish steps to climb to reach the cupola! After the initial recovery once we reached the top, the view was amazing. A 360 degree view across Rome. Worth the effort, but just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Iamthedancingqueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rich in religion and history. A must visit place especially for those are into ‘soul searching’ . This is just one of the places :-)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mercy_Mike
Reviewed 8 February 2019

When I reviewed St Pauls in London, I said that from the outside of the dome there was one of the views of the world. Here is another. Rome is laid out before the eyes, and this is the way to get a full appreciation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michaelhouse69
Reviewed 4 February 2019

It's a long hard walk... but with every step. The view is just stunning both inside the dome and looking out onto st Peter's

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E8931LMchrisb
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Designed by Michelangelo in the latter part of his life. Exudes quality and exactness. Superb. Amazing views of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank O3993SYtomc
Reviewed 25 January 2019

it deserve the 500 steps climbing, in the begining it is exausting, you pay extra money to use an elevator for half way, and then you continue walking, you can see the vatican gardens and Rome afterwards, the view is amazing from the top and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Racolta R | Reviewed this property |
No tickets online, only at the entrance, I was 2 times, difrent years no long line.
2 April 2017|
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Response from skatermom59 | Reviewed this property |
Has to be done in person If you go earlier like 7:30am. Line is not bad
30 March 2017|
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Response from PeterWynd | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm so late with the answer. It's open 8 - 6 in summer and 8 - 5 in winter. It certainly would be a spectacular view at night if it were open. Peter Wynd