Meet your guide in Vatican City and walk through St. Peter’s Square to learn about Bernini, the brains behind the baroque piazza. Hear the history behind the square’s fountains and the Egyptian obelisk, before heading inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
With your No-Wait Access ticket, avoid the long general entry line and walk straight inside the church. 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 Pieta, Bernini’s bronze Baldachin, and the tomb of Pope St. John Paul II. Bid your guide goodbye and stay on inside the basilica for as long as you like.
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Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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