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. Museo del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Vatican City Edition.
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  • The spiral staircase at the end of a visit to the Vatican Museum, and beautifully decorated, there is no way to bypass them and going down, then ...
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  • The museo del Tesoro della Basilica di san Pietro, it is very interesting to see. Contains valuable and interesting pieces, a bit small but well maintained. Spectacular staircase with its shape ecoidale
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  • Very very great achievement. Everyone made the photo. It also takes time to get it off this staircase.
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  • Phenomenal, incredible and absolutely stunning. Words cannot describe this magnificent place. Be wary, though - there are a lot of people and the lines are long, but do not be discouraged, for it is a absolutely worth it. Also pay the extra 8€ fee and climb the cupola. The view is spectacular and you can better get a hold on the scope of the architectural work that went into its making.
  • Spectacular! Lost for words to describe my visit. Make sure you’re on time, because it does get very, very busy with waiting times of more than 2 hours. When you go early in the morning you will have the most beautiful view of Rome with the sun coming up. Visit the top of the Basilisk! It cost only 6 to 8 euro. The first is if you only take the stairs which is do able, but not if you have bad knees or something similar.
  • This Church is impressive. But be prepared for long lines about 2-3h just to get inside. So The earlier you come, the better. I Would recommend not to come later then 8am. There is a plenty vendors trying to sell you “skip the line guided tour”, but it is for Vatican Museums, not for the Church. Here the entrance is free. I highly recommend to visit this basilica and avoid Vatican museums. These were not worth it. Overcrowded and you will see much more interesting art in Borghese Gallery...
  • This is one of the holiest places in the world and one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. Inside the Basilica is beyond description. The domes, the walls, the ceilings, the art. Ever inch of the inside is decorated, no picture can do it justice. You walk around the building in stunned silence it's that beautiful. Take the stairs to the top of the dome and enjoy the amazing views. There are 551 steps to take and you walk in between the inner and outer domes, it's a strange sensation but so worth it when you step outside and see the view. Expect to queue to get into the Basilica, it's free so very busy.
  • One of the worlds most beautiful places to be in. If you are religious you must visit St. Peter´s Basilica. Please try to enter the basilica and look at every detail. Everything has a story and a why. Try the stairs up to the dome from the inside and also from the outside. The view is astonishing. The is nothing more beautiful but to see the conviction and happiness of people. Once you are in St. Peters Basilica a smile gets marked in your face. It is a resemblance of how devotion and faith comes together.

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