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“St. Peter's Statue - visitors touch & kiss the foot and toe in prayer!”

St. Peter Enthroned
Ranked #23 of 52 things to do in Vatican City
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Owner description: This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a philosopher, with his left hand carrying keys, the right hand being raised in blessing.
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“St. Peter's Statue - visitors touch & kiss the foot and toe in prayer!”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

This is one of so many things to see in St. Peter's Basilica. Here you will find a statue of the patron saint Peter, for which the Basilica is named after. It is located near the centre of St. Peter's on the inside pillar in the centre of the nave just in front of the altar and Baldacchino

The St. Peter's Statue was built by Arnolfo di Cambio over 800 years ago and what makes this monument particularly interesting is how the toe and foot are not only shiny but have been worn down by centuries of visitors touching and kissing them while offering up prayer and asking for blessing from St. Peter.

It's worth your time finding this statue while browsing through St. Peter's looking at the number of interesting, important and beautiful things to see here.

Visited February 2012
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