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Cupola di San Pietro: Tours & Tickets

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Piazza san Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to go up in the cupola di san pietro because the view inside the church from up there is very beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SzaboAlexandru
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't book online or you don't take a paid tour, you will be in line for an hour or more. It is crowded, watch for thieves, they love crowds. although it's gotten safer on the last years. Drink water , buy from vendors...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Victor G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide recommended that we climb to the top of the dome after our tour of the Vatican museums. There are 550 steps but you can cut most of these out if you take the lift (€10 for the lift, €8 if you go...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank EddySch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I had to title it that didn't I? Believing in Led Zeppelin as a mystical higher power.... Anyway, did this after a guided tour of the impressive but rather same-y after a couple of hours. This finished in st peters basilica, which is big...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank patrickeT5514DC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They aren’t kidding when they recommend this for able bodied people. It’s a heck of a climb, with narrow passages and a vertigo inducing view. It is absolutely worth the climb to see out across the city of Rome. It’s astounding to think about the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Doomhat13
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

When you are in St. Peter basilic, you must go to cupola, because, the wiew is amaizing. You can go by lift, or by stairs.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank josipk777
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Wow!, it is magical . Such a great way to top of a trip to the Vatican. Nothing there is a disappointment. An absolute must do.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 673randyf
Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

Take the elevator up part way, there you are inside the dome looking down at the tiny little people on floor. Then you head to the 300+ stairs. There are ramps, wide stairs, tight spiral staircases (one with a rope down through the center to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lilirishstar
Reviewed 14 July 2019

I can not tell you how many stairs I climbed in Rome, nor will i remember all of them, but i will never forget the St. Peter's Dome climb. Do it. You will not regret it. Our group was aged 24-76 and we all loved...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 14 July 2019

Its worth visiting if you can, I loved it , the only thing its you get overwhelm! The whole family enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2019
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Racolta R | Reviewed this property |
No tickets online, only at the entrance, I was 2 times, difrent years no long line.
2 April 2017|
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Response from skatermom59 | Reviewed this property |
Has to be done in person If you go earlier like 7:30am. Line is not bad
30 March 2017|
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Response from PeterWynd | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm so late with the answer. It's open 8 - 6 in summer and 8 - 5 in winter. It certainly would be a spectacular view at night if it were open. Peter Wynd