St. Peter's Basilica is a world-famous church known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and incredible artwork, including Michelangelo's "Pieta" sculpture. With St. Peter's Basilica tickets and guided tours, visitors can fully experience the cultural significance and grandeur of this iconic site. As the largest church in the Roman Catholic religion, St. Peter's Basilica was built on the burial site of St. Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. Our guided tours offer visitors the opportunity to learn about the church's fascinating history and art while exploring the interior, which features intricate mosaics and other treasures.
Explore St. Peter’s Basilica with an art historian guide and climb to the dome top for breathtaking views of Rome.
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Take an audioguided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica Dome for stunning Rome views. Admire the golden ceilings, marbles, and Michelangelo’s Pietà while learning their histories.
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Visiting the St. Peter’s Basilica is free of charge and you don’t need tickets to get in. If you wish to visit St. Peter’s Basilica Dome instead, then you need to purchase your entry tickets. You can buy St. Peter’s Basilica Dome Tickets on our website, as well as Audio-guides for St. Peter’s Basilica, and guided tour to the St. Peter’s Basilica and Dome.
St. Peter's Basilica is open year-round, with different visiting hours depending on the time of year. From April 1 to September 30, it is open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. From October 1 to March 31, it is open from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Visitors should plan for a 2 to 3 hour visit to explore the whole basilica, but should also account for the time needed to go through security, which typically takes between 1 to 1.5 hours due to security measures.
Visitors looking to avoid crowds at St. Peter's Basilica should consider visiting during the early morning hours, specifically between 7 AM to 9 AM. During this time, there tend to be fewer people, making it easier to explore the basilica at your own pace without feeling rushed or crowded.
St. Peter's Basilica is conveniently located in the center of Rome, and can be easily accessed by several modes of transportation. The closest metro station is Ottaviano (line A), which is approximately 1 km away from the basilica. If you prefer to travel by train, the closest stop is St. Pietro Train Station. Bus riders can disembark at Piazza Pia, while those taking the tram can hop off at Piazza Risorgimento. Walking to the St. Peter’s Basilica is also a great option, particularly if you're staying in the city center. For added convenience, consider purchasing our St. Peter's Basilica tickets, which come with a complimentary mobile app that guides you to the basilica while providing informative insights and audio explanations of notable landmarks along the way.
Visiting St. Peter’s Basilica, like other churches in Italy, requires adhering to a dress code that promotes proper respect and decorum. Please note the following clothing items are not permitted: • Tops that are strapless, spaghetti-strapped, sleeveless, or reveal the shoulders and armpits • Skirts that are too short, even with tights, must fully cover the knees • Shorts are not accepted • Transparent clothing is not suitable • Necklines or backs that are revealing are not permitted • Clothing or tattoos with offensive slogans are not allowed
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The dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica has been declared a site of cultural heritage of humanity, it is an icon of the Eternal City and a symbol of the Catholic Church.
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