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Published: July  26, 2014

St Peter’s Basilica and Piazza

Even though you do not consider yourself a churchgoer or a religious person, don’t let yourself to be put off from visiting, in the very heart of Rome, Vatican City, that is the seat of the leader of the Catholic Church. The Vatican is itself a place of great cultural significance. Buildings such as St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are home to some of the most famous, awesome, recognizable and priceless work of art in the world, including works by artists such as Giotto, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Bernini and many more. The Vatican Library and the collections of the Vatican Museums are of the highest historical, scientific and cultural importance. In 1984, the Vatican was added by UNESCO to the List of World Heritage Sites; it is the only one to consist of an entire country. The heart of the Vatican is St. Peter's Basilica, a building that tells in its multi-layered foundation the whole history and art history of the site where it is laid and of the city that houses it, including art styles from the Roman Empire archeological remains all the way to the Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque. Build in consecutive stages spanning several centuries by world class master architects, including Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains the largest church in the world. Being the mother church of the Catholic faith and the Roman Catholic Rite, St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites by its followers, because believed to be build on the very site where the apostle Peter, who is considered the first pope, was taken and buried after he was crucified in the neighboring Janiculum hill. If you might feel overwhelmed by such an intense art initiation experience, made of countless: monuments, paintings, statues, columns, domes, chapels, tombs, fountains, precious marbles and other materials and archaeological remains, of which the basilica is bursting with, try at least not to miss the most recognizable features such as: Michelangelo’s Pietà, Dome and awesome frescoes in the Sistin Chapel, Bernini's altar with the baroque baldacchino, the amazing tomb of pope Alexander VII and the magnificently designed outside columned piazza, the rooms with Raphael’s frescoes.

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Piazza San Pietro 00120 Vatican Rome, Italy

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+39 06 6988 3731

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Mon - Sun: 7:00 am – 6:30 pm


Published: July  26, 2014

St Peter’s Basilica and Piazza

Even though you do not consider yourself a churchgoer or a religious person, don’t let yourself to be put off from visiting, in the very heart of Rome, Vatican City, that is the seat of the leader of the Catholic Church. The Vatican is itself a place of great cultural significance. Buildings such as St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are home to some of the most famous, awesome, recognizable and priceless work of art in the world, including works by artists such as Giotto, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Bernini and many more. The Vatican Library and the collections of the Vatican Museums are of the highest historical, scientific and cultural importance. In 1984, the Vatican was added by UNESCO to the List of World Heritage Sites; it is the only one to consist of an entire country. The heart of the Vatican is St. Peter's Basilica, a building that tells in its multi-layered foundation the whole history and art history of the site where it is laid and of the city that houses it, including art styles from the Roman Empire archeological remains all the way to the Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque. Build in consecutive stages spanning several centuries by world class master architects, including Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains the largest church in the world. Being the mother church of the Catholic faith and the Roman Catholic Rite, St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites by its followers, because believed to be build on the very site where the apostle Peter, who is considered the first pope, was taken and buried after he was crucified in the neighboring Janiculum hill. If you might feel overwhelmed by such an intense art initiation experience, made of countless: monuments, paintings, statues, columns, domes, chapels, tombs, fountains, precious marbles and other materials and archaeological remains, of which the basilica is bursting with, try at least not to miss the most recognizable features such as: Michelangelo’s Pietà, Dome and awesome frescoes in the Sistin Chapel, Bernini's altar with the baroque baldacchino, the amazing tomb of pope Alexander VII and the magnificently designed outside columned piazza, the rooms with Raphael’s frescoes.