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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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  • If you are planning to tour the Vatican museums, I highly recommend that you book the Scavi tour of the Vatican Necropolis. This guided tour takes you beneath the Vatican to see the tombs. Most famous...  more »
  • with guide speaking in Portuguese, we went to visit the necropolis under St. Peter's Basilica, very importantly, there we were shown an ancient site that families bury their dead
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  • Ride very culturally Rico. Recommend. It's not good for those who don't like tight spaces. Breaks out in St. Peter's Basilica, the most beautiful girl in the world!!! The souvenirs inside the Basilica are the prettier and cheaper than in stores. Buy without fear.
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