After meeting your guide in Vatican City, you’ll walk through St. Peter’s Square to learn about Bernini, the brains behind the baroque piazza. Hear some of the history behind the square’s fountains and the Egyptian obelisk, then head inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
With your No Wait Access ticket, you’ll avoid the long general entry line to step straight inside the sacred church to hear about its past. Learn how the basilica is thought to have been built on the site where St. Peter the Apostle was crucified, and listen to stories about the colorful architects and artists who lavished their attention on the basilica over the centuries.
Highlights of the tour include Michelangelo’s La Pietà, Bernini’s bronze baldachin, and the tomb of Pope St. John Paul II. After you bid your guide goodbye, you can stay on inside the basilica for as long as you like.
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St. Peter's Basilica
Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
Cupola di San Pietro
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