Vatican Necropolis And Saints Tomb, Vatican City

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Address: Vatican City

Phone: +39-0669873017

Ticket Price: 13 EUR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Vatican Necropolis And Saints Tomb, Vatican City

12-15 metres below the St. Peter’s Basilica, a religious tomb sleeps. Pope Pius XI, who believed that St. Peter was buried close, wanted to be buried near the apostle. Excavations in the 1940s revealed that a large network of burial chambers for the dead. Human bones found in the Graffiti Wall close to St. Peter’s suspected grave are largely believed to belong to the apostle, and are suspected to have been moved during the construction of the Constantine Basilica. In the 1950’s the Pope revealed the discovery of St. Peter’s tomb within the church. This is widely regarded as accurate.

Like the Vatican Gardens, the tour must be a guided one. Unlike the Vatican Gardens though, this tour can be had separately from the main ones. You may also be interested in 10 Days in Italy Itinerary

Vatican Necropolis And Saints Tomb Information

  • The archaeological site is not currently accessible for strollers, wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes without high heels.
  • The necropolis tour must be a guided visit.
  • Only 250 visitors are allowed inside per day.
  • Groups are in 12 and according to language.
  • Age 15+ only are allowed.
  • Requests to visit MUST be made. Provide number of visitors, their names, preferred languages, preferred dates, and email/postal address.
  • Dress: long trousers/slacks/jeans for men; dresses that reach below the knees or long trousers/slacks/jeans for women; shoulders must be covered for all.

Vatican Necropolis And Saints Tomb Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last visit at 3:30 pm.
  • Closed on January 1 and 6 (Epiphany); February 11; March 19; St. Joseph), 28-31 (Easter); April 1-2 (Easter), April 19 (Election of the Pope); May 1 (St. Joseph), May 9 (Ascension), 30 (Corpus Christi); June 29 (SS. Peter and Paul); August 14 -16 (Assumption); November 1-2; December 8 (Immaculate), 24-27 (Christmas) and 31 December 2013.

How To reach Vatican Necropolis And Saints Tomb by Public Transport

  • Metro Line A Stop Cipro/Ottaviano
  • Buses 49, 490, 491, 23, 492, N11, N10
  • Tram No. 19

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