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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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  • I'm stunned that I was able to get into this Scavi tour--very limited in number allowed into this holy space. This tour was the highlight of my entire 8-day visit in Rome. I can't stop thinking about....  more
    I'm stunned that I was able to get into this Scavi tour--very limited in number allowed into this holy space. This tour was the highlight of my entire 8-day visit in Rome. I can't stop thinking about....  more »
  • You will NEVER regret choosing this tour. I have been 3 times now and it gets better every time. You see the layers of the church on your way. Biggest benefit - it spits you out at the line to get... 
    You will NEVER regret choosing this tour. I have been 3 times now and it gets better every time. You see the layers of the church on your way. Biggest benefit - it spits you out at the line to get...  more »

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