At a Glance Why You'll Love It
Tour Summary Get in the Know
A Unique Perspective on St. Peter's Basilica
See Rome from the Top of Michelangelo's Dome
Uncover Myriad Treasures Inside St. Peter’s
What You'll See Along the Way
St. Peter’s Square in is one of the most famous (and certainly one of the most holy!) sights in the world. It was designed in the 17th century by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who was known as the most accomplished architect in Rome at the time. Pope Alexander VIII, who commissioned the piazza, asked Bernini to emphasize St. Peter’s importance as “the gateway to Heaven” and the architect implemented the request beautifully. He divided the square into a smaller trapezoidal area adjoining the Basilica and an oval main part, which together create a ground plan in the shape of a giant keyhole.
St.Peter's Basilica Tour Reviews
What Our Customers Say...
We scheduled the St. Peter church climbing tour & met with tour guide Matteo. Our family is the only group that morning & glad they did not cancel the tour so we have up close and personal experience with Matteo. He is very knowledgeable and humor. We heard lots of fun facts and stories. Highly recommended this tour.
Focusing on St. Peter's was incredible. We did the afternoon Vatican Tour and then this the next day. Our guide Matteo really put that spark into everything we saw. The view from the top was superb.
Cannot recommend enough this tour! Our guide, Matteo, was outstanding. His knowledge and mannerisms were so impressive. My wife and I loved every minute of this tour. I've had many many tour guides around the world and he was the most knowledgeable guide I've ever had. Not only did he share countless facts and could answer any questions about anything in the Vatican, he set the right pace for the tour ensuring we saw everything with proper time allotted. You won't be disappointed!