Saint Peter’s Basilica tickets and tours
The magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica, located in Vatican City in Rome, is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world and is considered an ico...In the top 5 attractions for Rome
Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine tour with Vatican Museums upgrade
Visit the Vatican and the Colosseum in this day tour of Rome. Discover the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, as well as the Roman forum.
Visit all the best sites in Rome with a single pass, skip long queues and get easy access to Rome's major sights.
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Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Benefit from skip-the-line access to admire the beautiful Vatican Museums and visit the greatest attractions in Rome, the Sistine Chapel.
Reserved entrance and guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Benefit from reserved access to admire the beautiful Vatican Museums and visit the greatest attractions in Rome, the Sistine Chapel.
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Sistine Chapel guided tour with Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
Discover the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and the St. Peter's Basilica during this essential guided tour.
Fast track Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica tour
Make the most of your time in Rome! Explore the Vatican Museums on a 2-hour guided tour and then visit the magnificent Basilica of St. Peter.
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Explore Rome at your own pace: enjoy an app containing over 130 points of interest, transport routes, sightseeing itineraries and walking tours.
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OMNIA Vatican and Roma Pass 72 hours with transport
Visit Rome and its monuments without queuing with the OMNIA Vatican and Roma Pass and move around easily on Rome's public transport system. It will be three unforgettable days!
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica fast-track guided tour
Avoid stress with a skip-the-line guided tour to explore the stunning beauty and ancient history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
VIP St. Peter's Basilica tour with Dome climb and Papal Crypt
Enjoy a VIP tour of St Peter's Basilica and climb the dome to admire Rome. Descend into the Papal Crypt for a rare guided tour with a small group.
Vatican: Basilica, Dome and underground early bird tour
Admire the stunning frescoes, statues and mosaics of the Basilica and its square, set foot on the summit of the famous Michelangelo's Dome explore the history behind the Vatican Grottoes and Papal Tombs get a fast entry to the St. Peter's Basilica with our local guide
Papal audience and St. Peter's Basilica guided tour
Attend the Papal audience in the Vatican City and take a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel skip-the-line tickets with assistance at the entrance
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The inside story
The magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica, located in Vatican City in Rome, is one of the largest Catholic churches in the world and is considered an iconic symbol of the city and the heart of Christianity. The combined work of Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini among others, the church overflows with Renaissance beauty and is a must-see for anyone visiting Rome.
Built on the tomb of Saint Peter and the remains of a 4th century church, Pope Julius II commissioned Bramante to build a new basilica in 1506. After Bramante died in 1514, construction stalled and he was succeeded by a number of different architects, all of whom made changes to the design. Most notably was Michelangelo, who took over in 1547 at the age of 72; he didn’t live to see its completion. It fell to Giacomo della Porta and Domenico Fontana to oversee the dome’s construction and Carlo Maderno to finish the project who completed the main facade in 1615.