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Cupola di San Pietro, Vatican City

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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Cupola di San Pietro is the dome atop St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most famous attractions in the area. You can climb to the top of the dome for breathtaking views of the city, but be warned that it is a challenging ascent. An elevator will take you up the first section. To reach the very top, you climb a spiral staircase without a handrail. Visitors early in the day will find the shortest lines. Plan to visit Cupola di San Pietro during your Vatican City vacation using our convenient Vatican City trip itinerary planner.
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  • This large dome over the high altar and tomb of St. Peter is a sight to behold. Separate entry tickets allow you to climb the stairs inside to get a much different view of things. To me, the most... 
    This large dome over the high altar and tomb of St. Peter is a sight to behold. Separate entry tickets allow you to climb the stairs inside to get a much different view of things. To me, the most...  more »
  • Highlight of our trip to Rome. You can climb all the stairs or take lift half way up. You do need to be fit but once you’re up there it’s an incredible view. A short queue to get tickets. Viewing... 
    Highlight of our trip to Rome. You can climb all the stairs or take lift half way up. You do need to be fit but once you’re up there it’s an incredible view. A short queue to get tickets. Viewing...  more »

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