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. To visit Cupola di San Pietro on your holiday in Vatican City, and find out what else Vatican City has to offer, use our Vatican City tour planner.
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Dla spragnionych innych ale pięknych i niesamowitych widoków, Rzym na dłoni,szczególnie polecam widok na kopułę wieczorem z bliska .For those of you other but beautiful and amazing views, Rome on your hand, I recommend a view of the dome of the evening.View original
Il faut être en bonne condition physique car beaucoup de marches (+ de 500) mais lorsque l'on arrive au sommet quelle vue sur Rome et le Vatican ! Très belle visiteMust be in good physical condition because many markets (more than 500) but when you arrive at the top what a view over Rome and the Vatican. Very nice visitView original
This topped pappel audience and a close second to the vatican. SIstine still the Star of the show !!!
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.
Cesarina PlaciniI 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.View original
Serena bWe 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.View original
Miei HeadAll nice and clean, near the Vatican City and the city centre. The Council!View original
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