St Peter’s Basilica Dome

St Peter’s Basilica Dome information

with/without lift €7/5
Opening hours
8am-6pm Apr-Sep, 8am-5pm Oct-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

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 steps to be exact). Press on and you’re rewarded with some stunning views over Rome. It’s well worth the effort, but bear in mind that it’s a long and tiring climb and not recommended for those who suffer from claustrophobia or vertigo.