St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City

Experience the reverence of the Pope--and the heart of Catholicism--in the historic St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), the area in front of St. Peter's Basilica. During the Pope's weekly blessing, the plaza is filled with thousands of spectators. During the rest of the week, you can admire 17th-century Baroque architecture and the massive stone colonnades that frame the entrance to the basilica. A 25.5 m (84 ft) tall red-granite Egyptian obelisk marks the center of the plaza. For St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) and beyond, use our Vatican City trip planning website to get the most from your Vatican City vacation.
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  • To say that this place is necessary to visit in Rome, probably not worth it?)))) A few tips. Come early! At 10 a.m. the queue (safety check) is already very large, you will stand for a long time. The area is open, it seems, from 6 or 6.30. We were at 8 - also the norm. A few people will not prevent to make beautiful "unpopulated" photos, besides, at this time is not so hot. On Wednesday and Sunday on the porch of the Cathedral, the Pope delivers a sermon (i.e. you won't get to the Cathedral until lunchtime!). If you want to look at it ...
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  • Immense and beautiful.. It almost looks like it embraces Rome. I recommend going to Rome once in a lifetime.. Even though I remembered it clean
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