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Beneath the main floor of St. Peter's Basilica are the tombs of several popes and saints.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This free tour of the grottoes under the Basilica is interesting in that there are many popes entombed there. Reading about them is interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Davanrn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vatican Grottoes is an underground crypt beneath St Peter's Basilica and is the final resting place of popes and royals. Visit after touring the basilica.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I walked through this area and respectfully viewed the tombs of all the Popes and other famous individuals entombed there.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good value place to visit and see. Take plenty of time and a AUDIO TOUR. It will bring the place to life.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank leor369
Reviewed October 31, 2018

housing the tombs of some of the popes/ saints as well as the early remnats of the basilica, there is a staircase leding to it from inside the basilica only.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

wasnt as eerie as I expected, but an important place to visit nevertheless especially if you follow the faith There are a couple of tombs of queens n kings too

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This was a bonus for us on the Vatican early admission tour. Very interesting to see all of the Popes crypts and the splendor of some of them. Lots of stairs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The Vatican Grottoes inside of St Peter's Basilica in Rome is a quick visit but a very gratifying one. You see the History of the Popes and the church in a timeline. Worth the visit and once inside of St Peters there is no wait...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Enter the crypt from inside St Peters Basilica but make sure you do so at the end of your visit as upon exiting the Grottoes you are then outside the Basilica.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t realize this area is not always opened so when our guide said let’s go down, apparently that was a treat. You will see resting place of St. Peter. Just amazed at that and first Pope tomb. Quite interesting and so glad we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from S6018QGmichaelr | Reviewed this property |
It is upstairs in St. Pete's, no longer in the grotto under.
September 30, 2015|
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Response from PrincessFiona27 | Reviewed this property |
You can contact the Vatican and arrange the Scavi tour which brings you to St. Peter's tomb and many tombs under the basilica. It is very reasonable and afterwards you are in basilica without waiting in line.