Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican City

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Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro holds a collection of objects offered as gifts to the Vatican, often given by kings and princes. Among the items are church ornaments, statues, papal mitres, and other various gifts. Of particular interest in the collection is the monument to Sixtus IV by Antonio del Pollaiolo, a Florentine artist. As is often the case with tourist attractions in Italy, there is little information provided in English, so a little research ahead of time goes a long way to fully appreciating your visit. To visit Museo del Tesoro della Basilica 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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  • this is worth the walk up the stairs to see the sweeping views out of the top and the incredible view looking down the circular staircase. I do not have a love of heights and I am so very glad that I ...  more »
  • It is so beautiful! Impossible not to visit it. So many valuable objects are! Colorful! Striking and interesting. They're all dads photos! Including our father Francis! Part of the Vatican museums. You have to see it!
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  • Beautiful and much to see. Impressive! Almost too much at all. It was also very crowded! But for culture lovers definitely recommended!
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  • Absolutely wonderful and breathtaking. A must see for anyone passionate about travelling or for anyone that happens to visit Rome. If you want to visit, it does not cost anything. The basilica itself is absolutely amazing. Also, you can visit the crypts for 5€ (didn't go there) or climb in the dome (on top of the basilica), also for 6€ (or 8€ if you want to take the elevator). The view up there is extraordinary, you can see all of Rome and try to guess the monuments. The climbing up can be difficult, but you can take the elevator for about half of the road. There are like 520 steps in total. Also, try to get there as early as possible, because the waiting lines are enormous. I waited about 1h 40min. Totally worth it, though.
  • Impressive building. I would highly recommend to go up on the basilicas dome. The stairs are quite adventurous at some points, but it is really worth the view. Also the view from the balcony inside the dome is great, but be sure you have no fear of heights.
  • Quite simply the best thing i have seen, the basilica is stunning. Go late in the day to try and avoid the queues. We went at 3pm in October after seeing the museums and yes we had to queue to get through security but when we did get in there were not crowds of people inside. Absolutely unmissable if you are in Rome.
  • Absolutely fantastic. The architecture is stunning to see. Well worth the trip to Rome just to visit here. Just make sure that you pre book your tickets to avoid the massive queues. The climb up to the dome is not for the faint hearted. There are warnings for it, but I wouldn't recommend trying if you have any trouble at all walking or with fitness in general.
  • Impressive...... So large and detailed. Do the tour or wait hours in every line. The tour guide from Viaggi Tours was absolutely amazing. A family company with experience in Vatican tours since the mid 1700s. Thanks you.