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The Vatican Grottoes inside of St Peter's Basilica in Rome is a quick visit but a very gratifying one. You see the History of the Popes and the church in a timeline. Worth the visit and once inside of St Peters there is no wait...More
I didn’t realize this area is not always opened so when our guide said let’s go down, apparently that was a treat. You will see resting place of St. Peter. Just amazed at that and first Pope tomb. Quite interesting and so glad we were...More
This is where many Former popes are buried, and their beautiful sarcophagi line the route through the grotto. But to me, the reason to visit is because it’s the site of St. Peter’s tomb, founder of the Catholic church.
With it's entrance a little tucked off to one side of the nave, there's a chance you could miss this interesting crypt housing the remains of some past Popes.
Worth a wander through, but don't be upset if you miss it. It is historically (and...More
We walked thru the grotto without a guide and I don’t know that one would be necessary. Each tomb has sufficient signage unless you want to go deeper into the life of the popes and saints. All the popes aren’t here but there are some...More
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You can contact the Vatican and arrange the Scavi tour which brings you to St. Peter's tomb and many tombs under the basilica. It is very reasonable and afterwards you are in basilica without waiting in line.