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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City

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Experience the reverence of the Pope--and the heart of Catholicism--in the historic St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), the area in front of St. Peter's Basilica. During the Pope's weekly blessing, the plaza is filled with thousands of spectators. During the rest of the week, you can admire 17th-century Baroque architecture and the massive stone colonnades that frame the entrance to the basilica. A 25.5 m (84 ft) tall red-granite Egyptian obelisk marks the center of the plaza. Before you head to Vatican City, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vatican City itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Vatican City has to offer, including St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro).
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  • Relax in Piazza San Pietro as if each moment the Pope coming from somewhere not able to feel like. As stated by the other comments I saw in every city in Italy's most spacious square. If you are already going to the Vatican Piazza San Pietro you will see.
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  • This is a lovely Piazza, but we enjoyed learning more about it via Rick Steves audio guide. But either way it's enjoyable to visit.  more »
  • We went on palm Sunday - the pope was conducting a service on the steps . Usually just a blessing from a window . Even for a non catholic it was a very moving experience . Beautiful place to visit  more »