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Cupola di San Pietro, Vatican City

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#5 of 14 in Historic Sites in Vatican City
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Cupola di San Pietro is the dome atop St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most famous attractions in the area. You can climb to the top of the dome for breathtaking views of the city, but be warned that it is a challenging ascent. An elevator will take you up the first section. To reach the very top, you climb a spiral staircase without a handrail. Visitors early in the day will find the shortest lines. Plan to visit Cupola di San Pietro during your Vatican City vacation using our convenient Vatican City trip itinerary planner.
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  • I was hesitated, but fortunately proceeded and did not miss this great view from the top of the dome allowing the chance to have a look at the pretty attractions of the city. It worth mentioning that....  more »
  • Walk towards the altar and look up. The cupola is simply huge, in keeping with the rest of the basilica.  more »
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