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Cupola di San Pietro, Vatican City

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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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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  • This is a beautiful dome which we had the pleasure is seeing everyday at the bottom of the road we were starting on. We also had a tour of the basilica with a dome climb, which was exhausting but... 
    This is a beautiful dome which we had the pleasure is seeing everyday at the bottom of the road we were starting on. We also had a tour of the basilica with a dome climb, which was exhausting but...  more »
  • You need to be a bit fit to get to the top as there are over 500 steps. the view of the interior of the church is very beautiful, and even more beautiful from the top of the dome. 
    You need to be a bit fit to get to the top as there are over 500 steps. the view of the interior of the church is very beautiful, and even more beautiful from the top of the dome.  more »

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