Vatican Necropolis, Vatican City

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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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  • If your in Rome you simply must go to the Vatican...We booked a tour which covered the Museum & the Sistine Chapel, no waiting as tours go right in..I would reccomend booking a tour as the cues were h...  more »
  • We visited the Necropolis last summer while in Rome but were unable to get tickets during our latest visit. It is so very interesting! We definitely would like to visit again.  more »
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