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. Plan to see Vatican Necropolis and other attractions that appeal to you using our Vatican City tour planning tool .
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  • It was so interesting going below the Basilica and the history was fascinating. If you are at all claustrophobic it is not a good fit for you.  more »
  • This morning I made this beautiful path under St Peter's basilica with the beautiful and comprehensive explanations of the talented Daisy. To see absolutely live, because you go through the story.
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  • We had boticias that you could visit by a friend. Totally recommended. Access to the place where are enterro San Pedro Apostle, and several nearby burials to the. The visit is always guided and must make an appointment for it several days in advance, to arrange visits in the same language. Do not confuse this visit which is done from inside St. Peter's Basilica, for free. Visit gratuta don't see advertisement none of what you see in the necropolis.
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