Excavations office

Special visits to the necropolis underneath the Basilica, where the tomb of St. Peter is located, are only possible following special permission granted from time to time by the “Fabbrica di San Pietro”. Visits are organized according to the schedule set by the Excavations Office.   - In order to preserve this exceptional historical, archaeological site and due to the limited premises around the venerated tomb of the Apostle Peter, only around 250 visitors per day are permitted to enter. - Groups are composed of approximately 12 people and according to language.  - Only those who... Continua

Virtual Visit

Explore the Vatican Necropolis online by clicking the following link: