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Vatican Necropolis, Vatican City

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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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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  • Excellent Tour. It was a bit difficult to find the line to check in. It is just west of Fontana Del Bernini, but not quite past the gift shop. We really struggled to find it, and multiple people... 
    Excellent Tour. It was a bit difficult to find the line to check in. It is just west of Fontana Del Bernini, but not quite past the gift shop. We really struggled to find it, and multiple people...  more »
  • An excellent tour experience! We arranged for tickets through the Scavi Office (per its Internet address) a few weeks in advance and had no trouble getting them; and they were surprisingly... 
    An excellent tour experience! We arranged for tickets through the Scavi Office (per its Internet address) a few weeks in advance and had no trouble getting them; and they were surprisingly...  more »

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