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Beneath the main floor of St. Peter's Basilica are the tombs of several popes and saints.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Find the entrance inside the Basilica, down the steps and self tour. No photos. Many of the popes are here.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have battled through the queues to get into the Basilica and then been barged by the disrespectful tourists who don't appreciate it, go downstairs to the tombs of past popes. Not exactly on the same scale as Westminster Abbey but still well worth...More

1  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Unimpressed and uninterested in the resting place of past popes. Not sure as to the order, how many, or significance. Interesting to read the placards about the various popes, but unless you have a desire to see every place I'd use my time elsewhere such...More

Thank jjpuck
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Preconceptions that this would be dark and claustrophobic where quickly dispelled once in the Grotto with many tombs to Popes through the ages, fascinating to look at the history available

Thank Nige011
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It was great to go downstairs and see where many popes were laid to rest - Im pretty sure this area was out of bounds to the public last time I visited. A word of warning - visit when you've looked round the whole of...More

Thank Sued3290
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

When you visit St. Peter's, this is a must see. Seeing the tombs of the Popes, and especially St. Peter's, makes the experience very palpable. All of the sudden, the history of the church becomes real when everything you read about in Catholic school is...More

1  Thank orthobass
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We loved seeing this part. Super interesting to see where the popes are laid to rest. We are not religious and we still enjoyed it. They have rules of no touching and no pictures.

Thank Natasha E
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A very interesting excursion to this area. The final resting place of many popes over the centuries. It is a very peaceful and serene walk past the remains of the popes who presided over the catholic church. Beautiful carved tombs. A chance to visit the...More

Thank Della G
Reviewed 29 December 2016

servants of the catholic church lay there . It is a solemn and revered place. People need to respect that..

Thank maria G
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is an amazing display of ancient tombs .So beautiful and quiet here , We spent a lot of time looking at as of this as we could. Amazing sculptures .

Thank easterntreker
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Who includes the tombs in the tour did real rome 69 euro But no tombs.
30 September 2015|
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Response from K K | Reviewed this property |
you have to arrange with the Vatican direct. google Vatican Scavi Reservation