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“A must see during a visit a Rome”

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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US$36.66*
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Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and serves as the place from which the masses receive the Pope's weekly blessing.
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This place has a wonderful feel to it. You feel like you’re somewhere very special. It is not to be missed. Not too crowed either when the Pope isn’t out. Plenty of room to move and get a good look around then.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

The design of the Piazza and Colonnade is a great space and worth a visit, but you have to ignore the huge crowds, the many fences and barriers, and people trying to sell you guided tours. We skipped St Peter’s, the Vatican Museum, and the Sistine Chapel rather than make an all- day project out of this. Maybe next time.

Thank P6717RNrichards
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We went on a Sunday thinking we could see the museum but unfortunately it was closed so instead we just went for mass with the pope! It was wonderful being part of that group of people there to pray. The mass was in Italian and we couldn't understand it but it was still very special to us! I would recommend going to see this fabulous space!
The que can be very long but thankfully we didn't have to que to go in! There are security everywhere and it's set up like the airport, you must go through metal detectors!

Thank 1LisaB20
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We waited in long queue to enter the Basilica, around 2 hours, however we killed time looking around the square and admiring the beautiful architecture and grandeur of the place. Clicking pictures with different angles. It seems amazing to see so many pillars beautifully carved and placed in symmetry.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Especially if you don’t want the full Vatican/Sistine tour, with all the cost, time, crowd etc, You should at least visit the “country”. An easy walk down via della Conciliazione, through an simple opening in the low fence, and you’ve left Rome for the Vatican state. Once in the middle of the square just look around and soak it up. No charge.

Thank Robert H
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