Rome: St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of Saint Peter's Basilica. Delight in hidden wonders of the Renaissance in the most unique Vatican State experience. See Michelangelo's Pietà and the Bernini masterpieces.


Explore St. Peter's Basilica, one of Rome's most famed and magnificent sites, and discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described it "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful". Known as the Queen of all the Basilicas, the Basilica of St. Peter is a church in the Renaissance style with a central dome that dominates the skyline of Rome. As you enter the church, you will see that its interior is vast compared to other churches. At the heart of the basilica, beneath the high altar, you will discover the Confessio, or Chapel of the Confession, named for the confession of faith by St. Peter, which lead to his martyrdom. Two curving marble staircases lead to this underground chapel at the level of the Constantinian church and immediately above the burial place of Saint Peter. You will see that the entire interior of St. Peter's is lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. It's luxurious and elegant. Come and enjoy the Queen of all of the Basilicas. Included in your visit is the Vox City Guide, a self-guided audio tour with stories from local experts. Learn about points of interest, hidden gems, public transport, and where to take the best photos and access Wi-Fi. Works offline.