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St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) Tours and Activities

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St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro), one of Italy’s most famous monuments, doesn't technically stand on Italian soil—it sits atop St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Michelangelo’s architectural masterpiece is a symbol for Catholics around the globe and, as the highest dome in the world, offers spectacular views across St. Peter’s Square and Rome.

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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour
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Fast Track Access Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

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Save time, and head straight to the Vatican’s most popular sights and attractions, on this seamless and speedy tour. Pick from morning or afternoon departure times, and meet your guide. With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll beat the crowds and head straight into the Vatican Museums. Discover the Sistine Chapel at your own pace, and follow your guide directly to the museums’ other highlights. Your final stop is at the neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.30
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St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.17
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$32.17
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Skip-the-Line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Dome climb Private Tour

Skip-the-Line Vatican Sistine Chapel St Peter Basilica & Dome climb Private Tour

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Enjoy a streamlined way to explore several of the Vatican’s busiest and most in-demand attractions on this private tour. Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museums and, with your skip-the-line entry, head right inside. Visit various galleries before touring Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel. Next, transfer to St. Peter’s Basilica, located right next door, where you’ll take an elevator to its dome to see its embellishments up close. Ascend further up a flight of stairs, if you wish, for panoramic city views.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$308.59
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Michelangelo's Vatican Tour in Rome: Sistine Chapel, Pietà, St Peter's & Dome

Michelangelo's Vatican Tour in Rome: Sistine Chapel, Pietà, St Peter's & Dome

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Discover the genius of Renaissance master Michelangelo during this private, half-day tour of the Vatican Museums. Highlights include the famous, fresco-covered ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, a peek at Michelangelo's La Pietà (the only work he ever signed), and panoramic views overlooking the Eternal City from the top of St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$284.76
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Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

Vatican City Saint Peter Basilica Private visit for your family and friends

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St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the world’s great repositories of art and architecture and taking it in on your own can be overwhelming. With this private tour, visit with a guide to learn about this magnificent church’s history and treasures. Save time with priority access and admire the highlights inside at a more relaxed pace while you hear about the popes, saints, and artists who left their mark over the centuries.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$308.17
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Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts

Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb and Tour with Papal Crypts

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While Vatican City is home to many bucket list attractions, one of the hardest ones to see is often St. Peter’s Dome. Because most travelers visit St. Peter’s Basilica after the Vatican Museums, the line to climb the dome can get pretty extensive as the day goes on. This tour allows you to enter St. Peter’s Basilica right when it opens, allowing you to climb the dome while most travelers are touring the Vatican Museums.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.19
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Skip-the-Line Exclusive Vatican Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Dome Tour

Skip-the-Line Exclusive Vatican Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Dome Tour

You go through a few of the historical centers displays and rooms; Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and furthermore enter the Pinecone Courtyard. Climb the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome. At the top, your guide will point out notable points of interest from one of the best views of the entire city of Rome.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$288.72
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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$271.65
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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group

Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group

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Enjoy a rare bird’s-eye view over Rome with this tour of St. Peter’s Basilica that includes a climb to the top of its dome. Visit St. Peter’s Square and church with an art historian guide to marvel at its Renaissance art and architecture. Then head underground to see the grottoes and St. Peter's tomb before climbing the dome to admire the church interiors and the surrounding city from above.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$58.38
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Best of Rome

Best of Rome

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Cover all the main sights in Rome in a single day on this private "best of" tour. With private transportation and a guide dedicated to your group only, it will be easy to make your way around the city in an efficient way. The itinerary is flexible, but will typically include the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica. This is a great option for those short on time in Rome.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$415.77
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes
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Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes

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Combine e thorough guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica with a climb to the top of the dome for the best panoramic view of Rome. Discover marvels of art and architecture created by world-famous masters of the Renaissance with a private art historian.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.44
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Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome

Vatican Skip the Line Private Tour including St Peter's Basilica and Dome

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Avoid the long waits and massive crowds of a visit to Vatican City with a private highlights tour. Skip the notoriously long lines to enter the Vatican Museums, and explore the most important galleries filled with art by Renaissance masters plus the quiet serenity of the Sistine Chapel. Then head over to St. Peter's Basilica before it fills with tourists, where you’ll catch an elevator ride to the first floor of the dome before climbing the rest of the way to the top for spectacular views.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$260.93
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ST PETER'S BASILICA, GROTTOES & Climb the DOME | VIP EARLY MORNING GUIDED TOUR

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ST PETER'S BASILICA, GROTTOES & Climb the DOME | VIP EARLY MORNING GUIDED TOUR

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St. Peter's Basilica Exclusive Early Morning Small Group Tour Visit the Vatican at the quietest time before the crowds descend Meet your guide in St. Peter's Square, enjoy an intimate tour. Delight in the wonders of this site in the most unique of Rome and the Vatican State experience. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the viewing balcony. Admire the Basilica's inside view of the dome on the Bernini’s canopy below and the array of incredible mosaics which circle the dome. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome, after 320 steps, at the height of 448 feet (150 Mt), from the highest point within Rome, admire breathtaking and panoramic views of the city, including the Vatican Gardens below. Come down from the Dome and enter the Basilica with your guide to admire The Pietà of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts. Here, you can see, Saint Peter's Tomb and the burial spot of hundreds of popes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.78
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Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St.Peter's Dome

Skip-the-Line Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St.Peter's Dome

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Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$288.72
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Semi private guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

Semi private guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

On this 3-hour tour in a small group of up to 12 people you will discover with your guide the origins of the largest basilica in the world. The guide's narratives will take you back in time, from the origins of the first basilica of Constantine to the changes made by Maderno. He will tell you about Michelangelo's works, including the Pietà, and the history of the chapels created inside the church. Leaving the basilica, we will go up with the guide on the dome, symbol of Rome and of the basilica. At the top you can admire the view that opens up in front of you on the Vatican gardens, on Rome and on the area in front of the basilica called "spina di borgo".
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.43
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$59.43
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Skip-the-Line St.Peter's Dome, Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

Skip-the-Line St.Peter's Dome, Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

Climb the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome. At the top, your guide will point out notable points of interest from one of the best views of the entire city of Rome.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$301.90
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Vatican Private VIP Tour With St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican Private VIP Tour With St. Peter's Basilica

Enjoy a private 3 hour tour (max 6 people) of the Vatican Museums including the Raphael Rooms and The Sistine Chapel ending with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica. Highlights include the Belvedere courtyard, Pine courtyard, Gallery of Maps ,Gallery of Tapestries ,Pio Clemente museum and the Raphael Rooms.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$571.90
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Skip the Line St.Peter's Dome,Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Skip the Line St.Peter's Dome,Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

Start your Vatican tour right away with your skip-the-line tickets. You’ll meet your guide just outside the Vatican Museums,and be escorted straight in to the breathtaking exhibits. Your first stop is the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Pinecone Courtyard. Next you’ll see highlights of the impressive collections of the Vatican Museums, including the stunning works of Raphael and Michelangelo, collected by various Popes throughout the centuries.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$288.72
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Private tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

Private tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Dome

Discover with your private guide the most hidden corners of St. Peter's Basilica. Admire the works kept inside, such as Michelangelo's Pietà. You will visit the Museum of the Treasury where sacred furnishings, statues, papal tiaras and objects of different origins are exhibited, often gifts from kings or princes. Finally, you will climb the dome with your private guide and see Rome from another perspective.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.93
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Best of Rome Private Tour & Climb St Peter's Dome and Basilica's Roof Breakfast
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Best of Rome Private Tour & Climb St Peter's Dome and Basilica's Roof Breakfast

SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF ROME & PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF ST PETER'S BASILICA, CRYPT AND DOME INCLUDING a small breakfast on the St. Peter's Basilica roof. Be picked up by a private Chauffeur to reach St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the Vatican at the quietest time before the crowds descend. Meet your guide and enjoy an intimate, exclusive tour. By an elevator, head up to the first level of the dome to the viewing balcony and have breakfast. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the dome (320 steps), from the highest point within Rome, admire breathtaking views of the city. Come down from the Dome to enter the Basilica to admire the Pietà of Michelangelo and all the masterpieces adorning the Basilica before descending to the underground crypts & ST. PETER'S TOMB. Soon after the driver will take you to the sightseeing, historical centre of Rome TO ADMIRE THE MOST IMPORTANT SITES OF THE ETERNAL CITY in your private air-conditioned car or minivan. Back to your hotel or other agreed spot in Rome.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$296.67
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Skip-the-Line Tour Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Dome

Skip-the-Line Tour Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Dome

Climb up the 281 steps to the highest point of the Dome for one of the best views of the entire city of Rome, and your guide will show you landmarks and points of interest from this birds-eye view.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$288.72
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$288.72
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Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Dome, Skip the Line Access Tour

Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Dome, Skip the Line Access Tour

Don’t waste your valuable time waiting on lines to see the Vatican. Your guide will meet you outside the Vatican Museums and will escort you straight to the luxurious exhibitions. You’ll see the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Pinecone Courtyard. The Vatican Museum’s highlights include the stunning works of Raphael and Michelangelo that were collected by various Popes throughout the centuries.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$270.67
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St. Peter's Basilica Tour at dawn - inside the Vatican

St. Peter's Basilica Tour at dawn - inside the Vatican

Don't miss the chance to experience the majestic "San Pietro"! The beating heart of Catholicism, St. Peter's draws millions of pilgrims every year; they arrive from every part of the world to unite in prayer and receive the Pope's blessing. In one hour and a half you will visit St. Peter's Square, St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Dome! The guide will explain St Peter's building process, from the age of St Peter's to the modern age. You will start the tour in St. Peter’s square, afterwards you will enter St Peter's Basilica, the church par excellence! Inside the greatest basilica the guide will let you discover the famous statue of Pietà by Michelangelo, the baroque Bernini's baldachin, the tomb of St. Peter, the tomb of Pope John Paul II and Christina of Sweden’s funeral monument, one of the few funeral monuments dedicated to a woman. At the end of the tour you will reach the dome where you will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking view of the Eternal City.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.53
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Best of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel St. Peter's and the Dome

Best of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel St. Peter's and the Dome

Don’t waste your valuable time waiting on lines to see the Vatican. Your guide will meet you outside the Vatican Museums and will escort you straight to the luxurious exhibitions. You’ll see the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Pinecone Courtyard. The Vatican Museum’s highlights include the stunning works of Raphael and Michelangelo that were collected by various Popes throughout the centuries.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$272.84
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) costs USD 32.17. Guided St. Peter's Dome (Cupola di San Pietro) tours start around USD 32.17 per person.
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