Tomb of St Peter
Museo Storico Artistico
Accessed from the left nave of the St.Peter's Basilica, the Museo Storico Artistico sparkles with sacred relics and priceless...
The Vatican Grottoes contain the tombs of numerous popes, including John Paul II, whose simple sepulchre contrasts starkly with many of...
St Peter’s Basilica Dome
Entry to the dome is to the far right of the basilica. A small lift takes you halfway up but it’s still a long climb to the top (320...
Lonely Planet review
Excavations beneath the St.Peter's Basilica, which began in 1940, have uncovered part of the original church and what archaeologists believe is the Tomb of St Peter . In 1942, the bones of an elderly, strongly built man were found in a box hidden behind a wall covered by pilgrims’ graffiti. After more than 30 years of forensic examination, in 1976, Pope Paul VI declared the bones to be those of St Peter.