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Roman Necropolis, Vatican City

Categories: Cemeteries, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Roman Necropolis, commonly referred to as the Scavi, lies under Vatican City, some 5 to 12 m (16 to 39 ft) below Saint Peter’s Basilica. The tombs and mausoleums, early depictions of Christ, and St. Peter’s grave impress visitors greatly. Properly excavated during the 1940s, today visitors in small groups of 10 to 15 people can experience a pre-arranged guided tour. Check out the official website to make a reservation, required to visit this attraction. A visit to Roman Necropolis represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Vatican City trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • To visit the necropolis, you must be in the mood of this; it contains a row of Roman tombs, with inscriptions, in classical times, this Hill was a burial ground. I was not in the mood for this visit. 
  • Just like a previous reviewer we only heard about this tour quite late, thought 'why not?' and went to the Vatican website and emailed our application to visit. Within a couple of days we were accepte...  read more »
  • The Vatican necropolis is situated 12 metres under the current flooring Basilica, interesting archaeological site, perfectly preserved Roman tombs are visible, the visit lasts an hour and a half and must be booked online.
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