Cupola di San Pietro is the dome atop St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most famous attractions in the area. You can climb to the top of the dome for breathtaking views of the city, but be warned that it is a challenging ascent. An elevator will take you up the first section. To reach the very top, you climb a spiral staircase without a handrail. Visitors early in the day will find the shortest lines. Plan to visit Cupola di San Pietro during your Vatican City vacation using our convenient Vatican City trip itinerary planner.
Tours To Cupola di San Pietro
Fast Track Access Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $68
Duration: 3 hours
St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $31
Duration: 1 hour
Peter's Tomb: Exclusive Visit of the Basilica & Its Necropolis BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $68
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cupola di San Pietro Reviews
It is impressive, and I would say worth it if you are doing the early morning, tour with fast track entrance. Pay for the lift ticket, there are still tons of stairs anyways. A word of caution for... more »
Dome of the basilica of st. Peter is one of the most famous and largest domes in the world. Its universally recognizable architectural form largely reflects the design of the brilliant Michelangelo... more »
Beautiful place, amazing architecture. worth visiting the place. There is no entry fees for the church and square, but to avoid long queues you can buy fast entry pass. Make sure sleeveless and clothes below knees are not allowed inside the church. Tour guides and also audio tours are available before entering the church. Place is worth exploring.
I really enjoyed been there, the feelings that you got been in this place are amazing, the greatness of the monuments around and inside the Basilica make you feel like if you used a time machine! It take you away from where you really are, could make you feel tiny too, but I a good way, enjoying the work of thousands of people through hundreds of years.. I am not a religious person (even knowing that I had been in contact with different branches of Christianity and others religions thought) I recommend to anyone that appreciate art and history, even if don't, you should go there, it may awake something inside of you that may change your perspective about all that.
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