Vatican Necropolis, Vatican City

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#6 of 15 in Historic Sites in Vatican City
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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  • The "scavi" (excavations) tour of the Vatican Necropolis is one of the not-to-be-missed opportunities in Rome, but it has to be booked well in advance. The whole reason for the site, size, and...  more »
  • I booked this tour 6 months ahead as last time I was in Rome I missed out. We were booked on a tour at 9.30 so went into St Peter's Basilica early before the crowds and then met our tour. I wasn't...  more »
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