"St Peter?s Basilicca" St. Peter's Basilica - Basilica San Pietro Tip by mvtouring

 
 

This basilica stands on the site of the Circus of Nero. The largest Catholic church ever built, consecrated in 1626 after many years of construction under the direction of several famous architects including, Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo. Among the chief objects of interest are the 5th century bronze statue of St Peter, his tomb under the altar and then of course most famous of all is Michelangelo?s Pieta. Open 7am ? 6pm daily but closed on Sunday during services for tourists.

Address: http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html
Phone: +39 06 6988 3731
Website: http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/san_pietro/index_it.htm

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  • Written Oct 23, 2005
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