St Peter's Basilica: Dome


St Peter's Basilica: Dome

GET CLIMBING!
SAINT PETER’S DOME

My Rating:

5,0
The positives:

The view of Rome is simply stunning – even on a cloudy day. You’ll also be able to look down on the people inside Saint Peter’s Basilica from the dome.

The negatives:

It’s super busy! You’ll have to wait to get inside the basilica and then join a separate queue later for a ticket for the dome. And you’ll probably have to fight for one of the spots with a view of Saint Peter’s Square once you get to the top!

Top tip:

1. Buy at least one of your tickets online to save time.
2. Don’t attempt to visit the dome if you can’t physically climb steps or if you’re claustrophobic. A lift takes you some of the way, but then you still have to tackle 320 steps (and space is a bit tight in places).

Last Modification: 14.10.2022 | Céline

St Peter's Basilica Dome
Tickets

buy on site ticket

EUR 8 -10

Free admission to the Basilica + ticket for the dome (long waiting times)

Only on site

St Peter Dome + Crypt Tour

EUR 49

Guided Tour in EN/FRZ/IT/ES, VIP Access, great views. Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

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IS THE DOME
WORTH CLIMBING?

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