Cupola di San Pietro, Vatican City

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#4 of 10 in Historic Sites in Vatican City
Cupola di San Pietro is the dome atop St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most famous attractions in the area. You can climb to the top of the dome for breathtaking views of the city, but be warned that it is a challenging ascent. An elevator will take you up the first section. To reach the very top, you climb a spiral staircase without a handrail. Visitors early in the day will find the shortest lines. Plan to visit Cupola di San Pietro during your Vatican City vacation using our convenient Vatican City trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful and charming, the symbol of the Christian religion. To see Watch and admire. Not to be missed.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Finally we find little line to visit the beautiful and majestic Basilica and of course we decide to climb the Dome ... help! Lift up about half way and then more than 300 steps narrow where does not pass air ... tiring especially for people like me who suffer from claustrophobia ... I was afraid of having a panic attack at any moment. I knew it wouldn't be a stroll but I didn't think it was so! Splendid panorama which in my case I couldn't appreciate the way down because they still fatigued. Happy anyway arrived on top!
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  • August 18, 2017
    Although repeat much, I recommend going first thing in the morning. You avoid you immense tails. Spend at 8:15 hardly tailless, and when we went at 9:30 the queue already the turning to the square. The views are very beautiful, I recommend climbing elevator, for only two euros more, since at the end of this still have to climb all the staircases and other steep dome.
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  • Excellent accommodation, good location. Very nice and helpful host.
  • Here for the first Once checked in and my wife and I were thrilled great! This board is already similar class hotel. The owner, a super-friendly Italian, who also is perfect English. We were received in the 3 bedroom apartment that has been converted into a pension warm, as good as I've never known anything like it and I'm around a lot. The reception went off so well that I thought I'm in a 4 star hotel. The owner once regulated the finance cell, gave us an A3 map shows us where the best and cheapest restaurants. Show us where each bus goes where. Explained to us what the No Go's in Rome, have to be careful what we do. The check in took about 20 minutes, then we also knew fully know what Rome is concerned. My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon, came from Paris before and there were quite disappointed by the board. Here everything is so perfect that you can not believe it. The room meticulously clean. Mattress bedding perfectly and super clean. We even had a bathroom in the guest house to complete what we could. There it was extremely clean, no mold, no nothing. The decor was above average: hair dryer, WD, shower, toilet. Ample towels, bath towels. In the room we had LCD TV with satellite receiver, air conditioning, safe in the closet. There was free wifi so. Including breakfast we paid per person 42,50. 5min walk and it was at St. Peter's Square, which is more City does not work. Outside the front door, take 5 bus lines, a convenient transportation throughout Rome. The ticket for the train, subway and bus only costs 1 € and is minutes to 75. limited, but what is perfectly OK for the price. For breakfast every morning there were fresh strawberries, which were waiting at the ready-made breakfast table waiting for us. As a welcome gift we were given a champagne - wine and plate given. Since I have seen many board, I forgive this full 5 stars because that's what I've experienced before. Should I ever again go to Rome, it is only this board. As the owner of the board 2 times a day at the office is you have the apartment by himself, if no other guests are booked into the next room. Here you can really do anything wrong, that must have seen it.
  • I stayed in this hotel with two friends recently. Clean and pleasant. The bathroom wasn't in the room but in front. There are 2 rooms and a small furnished kitchen where prepare breakfast. Ideal for friends and families. Owner friendly and thanks to its indications we have seen Rome only by bike. Recommended.
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  • We stayed with my partner in this small bed and breakfast right next to St Peter's square. We got to greet us Sergio who gave us great advice on not only what to visit but also the amenities "food" of the city. When we wake the breakfast with excellent croissants! We recommend it for great value, for the tranquility node, the friendliness of the owner, the cleanliness of the room and the bathroom.
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  • After being in other BeB was expecting more. Especially at breakfast. In addition to advertising there had to be a private car park and not really.
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