Vatican Necropolis, Vatican City

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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  • Very beautiful, it shows all the ostentation of the church and the papacy, for me there are plenty of pieces impossible to see everything and a lot of padding, which is certainly part of our history.  more »
  • I was so amazed and disappointed that the Scavi office refused to refund our tickets or even give a credit for a future visit! Our tickets were for March 15th, 2020. The entire country of Italy is.....  more »

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