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B Y wrote a review Oct 19
Lisbon, Portugal13 contributions4 helpful votes
Once a-lifetime opportunity to go without queuing...... Due to the coronavirus stuff there is currently nearly no tourists in Roma area ! So normally you should queue for several hours to visit the Basilica, but this time we went in the afternoon and we did not wait for even a single minute. Visiting this huge monument completely empty of people provides huge emotions. Several annex chapels are restricted for prayer-only, but the rest of the church can be discovered quietly.  With the audio guide, the visit is worth at least an hour. So amazing huge Church.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Cyndy wrote a review Oct 19
Amberg, Germany39 contributions13 helpful votes
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No matter your religion, if in Rome, you must visit this place...It is amazing! I think I walked around with my mouth open in complete awe.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ian D wrote a review Oct 18
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom634 contributions90 helpful votes
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I knew I would be impressed with the Basilica but I was blown away. It’s magnificent. An absolute must see and considering it’s free you have to come here if you’re in Rome The scale of the building is incredible and the artwork and sculptures are amazing
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Emerson G wrote a review Oct 15
Jundiai, SP713 contributions265 helpful votes
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No words to describe this Basilica. Incredibly beautiful. Go up, by elevator or in foot, to the top and this gives a impressive view of Rome. Also, don’t miss the underground where all pope’s bodies are lying including St. Peter.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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mgsnorwich wrote a review Oct 13
Norwich, United Kingdom994 contributions399 helpful votes
Because of Covid restrictions we could not walk from the Vatican Museum to St Peter’s. Instead we had to exit the museum, walk round the walls of the Vatican and enter from St Peter’s Square where there was the usual temperature tests and security searches. Once through that ( easy because of the lack of tourists) you enter the huge church on the right hand side of the nave. A one way system is in place so the first thing you see to your right is La Pieta, the famous Michelangelo sculpture of Mary and the crucified Jesus. Three years ago you could not get anywhere near it but, in the time of Covid, you could walk right up to the bullet proof glass protecting it. You then walk in an anti clockwise direction all round the huge basilica, marvelling at the huge scale of the building, the many side chapels, paintings and sculptures
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Date of experience: September 2020
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