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Vatican Necropolis, Vatican City

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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Vatican Necropolis, commonly referred to as the Scavi, lies under Vatican City, some 5 to 12 m (16 to 39 ft) below Saint Peter’s Basilica. The tombs and mausoleums, early depictions of Christ, and St. Peter’s grave impress visitors greatly. Properly excavated during the 1940s, today visitors in small groups of 10 to 15 people can experience a pre-arranged guided tour. Check out the official website to make a reservation, required to visit this attraction. Plan to see Vatican Necropolis and other attractions that appeal to you using our Vatican City tour planning tool.
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  • When we booked our trip to Italy, this was my first priority to book. You have to write to the Scavi office to request permission to be on the tour. Then they will email you with your permission... 
    When we booked our trip to Italy, this was my first priority to book. You have to write to the Scavi office to request permission to be on the tour. Then they will email you with your permission...  more »
  • This was very creepy and similar in feel to going to the catacombs but so beautiful to see all of the graves and cript's from history. 
    This was very creepy and similar in feel to going to the catacombs but so beautiful to see all of the graves and cript's from history.  more »

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