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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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  • Although St. Peter's Square is a beautiful and amazing space, I was surprised at how small it was compared to what I was expecting? It's a beautiful and amazing space though and you must take the time...  more »
  • As seen in the pictures and on television. It seems to me a very nice and cozy, square while in summer you can die of heat the Queuing to enter the basilica.
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  • Beautiful square, with several details that will make you stay up for hours admiring. Leads worth studying just before the visit, to take over every detail.
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  • A presa x ride: rooms that do not match the photo. Reservation for 2 nights for 13 people (made in November) contacted one week before and also the day before to make sure everything is ok, because it was a gift from us daughters to our parents for their 50th anniversary and I asked for the best room for them. Arriving on site tells me that the rooms weren't ready and I will delivery 2, other 3 would give 13. Then on our return tells us that there was a mix up and that 2 of us would sleep in a nearby building. We don't want to accept, but then tells me that other 2 must trasfrirsi. Then after various discussions, offers us all a 13 x 20 minutes of his property. Despite the hardships x the distance we accept, claim that accompany us, but coming up we find that the property is not his and that we could stay only 1 night. Then there begin other discussions, the end that blowhard of Mr. Donato was given ritornandoci the deposit. Spoiled vacation
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