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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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  • Within a few days I obtained permission to join a very small group in German language. You have to write to the Vatican office for this tour. 
    Within a few days I obtained permission to join a very small group in German language. You have to write to the Vatican office for this tour.  more »
  • Such a fascinating perspective on the history of the Vatican, and one most people never get to see, The tour must be booked through the Vatican in advance, there's plenty of information online about....  more
    Such a fascinating perspective on the history of the Vatican, and one most people never get to see, The tour must be booked through the Vatican in advance, there's plenty of information online about....  more »

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