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Vatican Necropolis, Vatican City

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Vatican 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 Vatican Necropolis represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Vatican City trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • This was by far the highlight of our trip to Rome. Must plan ahead (6 mths) for tickets, but the best investment Ever! Had a great guild who was knowledgeable and energetic. The tour is underground, c...  more »
  • Although it is quite complicated to achieve book-if you do it it is really worth it. The part of the supposed tomb of St. Peter is the least... can explore several Roman graves of more than 2000 years ago that still retain their original paintings as well as several beautifully carved sarcophagi. A really recommended visit for an extended stay in Rome. Tip: the visit ends in the Vatican grottoes (done of are the tombs of the Popes) so take advantage and visit the basilica at the end of the visit to save yourself the queues that form always to enter it.
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  • A little-known place to organize a trip to Rome, you first have to book the tour here (even three months of waiting) and then organize your trip
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