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Vatican Necropolis, Vatican City

#6 of 14 in Historic Sites in Vatican City
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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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  • As soon as you find out you are going to Rome, get on the Vatican's Scavi website and book your trip to the Necropolis! It is a cheap tour of one of the most sacred places in Christendom. Be sure...  more »
  • This was an amazing tour that we felt privileged to attend. Hearing about the history of the Necropolis and seeing the underground city was wonderful  more »

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