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Cupola di San Pietro, Vatican City

#5 of 15 in Historic Sites in Vatican City
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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.
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  • Climbing the Dome allows you to see the mosaics up close and that brings a whole new appreciation to what you see from below. You also get a totally different perspective of the inside of St. Peter's....  more »
  • It is 100% worth to climb each stairs. It is an amazing experience to reach a breathtaking view of Rome in the head of St. Peter Basilic. The beginning of the stairs are wide and they become very...  more »

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