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Cupola di San Pietro, Vatican City

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#5 of 14 in Historic Sites in Vatican City
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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Cupola di San Pietro is the dome atop St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most famous attractions in the area. You can climb to the top of the dome for breathtaking views of the city, but be warned that it is a challenging ascent. An elevator will take you up the first section. To reach the very top, you climb a spiral staircase without a handrail. Visitors early in the day will find the shortest lines. Plan to visit Cupola di San Pietro during your Vatican City vacation using our convenient Vatican City trip itinerary planner.
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  • incredible, huge, beautiful, long climb, worth the effort esp if you go early in the morning, breezy breathtaking views. i did the 3h get your guide tour for 39E of the basilica, dome, tombs. 
    incredible, huge, beautiful, long climb, worth the effort esp if you go early in the morning, breezy breathtaking views. i did the 3h get your guide tour for 39E of the basilica, dome, tombs.  more »
  • You have a choice of taking the elevator or walking the whole way. Even with the elevator you still have a substantial climb so your own personal fitness may well influence your decision. Whichever....  more
    You have a choice of taking the elevator or walking the whole way. Even with the elevator you still have a substantial climb so your own personal fitness may well influence your decision. Whichever....  more »

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