The Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) is best known for two of the most awe-inspiring acts of individual creativity in the history of...
St Peter's Basilica
In this city of outstanding churches, none can hold a candle to the Basilica di San Pietro, Italy’s most spectacular cathedral. Built...
St Peter’s Basilica Dome
Entry to the dome is to the far right of the main portico. A small lift takes you halfway up, but it’s still a long climb to the top...
A former cinema, the Teatro Ghione is a popular theatre near St Peter’s that offers a varied programme of classic and modern plays,...
Vatican Grottoes information
Extending beneath St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Grottoes contain the tombs and sarcophagi of numerous popes, as well as several huge columns from the original 4th-century basilica. The entrance is through the right side of the portico.