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Vatican Scavi Tour-Rome

The Vatican Necropolis, also known as the Scavi, lies under the Vatican City, at depths varying between 5 and 12 meters below the basilica of St. Peter. The Vatican sponsored archeological excavations under Saint Peter's in the years 1940-1949 which revea

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This great archeological work on St. Peters’ Basilica was undertaken on the request of Pope Pius XI who wished to be buried as close as possible to St. Peter the Apostle. St. Peter is said to be buried there due to its proximity to the Circus of Nero where he was martyred. It is also home to the Tomb of the Julii (built in the 3rd or 4th century).

Highlights:

  • Archaeological area below Vatican Basilica
  • Tomb of St. Peter
  • Authorized guides
 
Please note:
Should you wish to have a Scavi Tour, please let us know in advance about  your  desired date and the preferred language for the tour facilitation.
Lasting about 90 minutes, the tours complete at Saint Peter's tomb before returning to the basilica.
Only small size groups (10-15 persons) are allowed to enter at a time.
Please confirm your Scavi tour, at least one month prior to your desired date.
We can also arrange VIP ticket for Vatican Museums @ €38.50 per person, in addition to the tour cost.
Inclusions:
vehicle, English speaking driver guide, tax, road tolls,fuel 
 
Exclusions:

Approximate duration:
4 hours

 

  • Duration (hours) 4

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Vatican Scavi Tour-Rome

Vatican Scavi Tour-Rome

The Vatican Necropolis, also known as the Scavi, lies under the Vatican City, at depths varying between 5 and 12 meters below the basilica of St. Peter. The Vatican sponsored archeological excavations under Saint Peter's in the years 1940-1949 which revea

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