Overview

First steps up to the top of Michelangelo's dome begin on the marble paving stones of St. Peter's Square. There are 551 steps in total so we take the elevator part way which cuts the count to an easier 380. We take our time and enjoy plenty of staircase breaks! Post-dome and the remarkable views therefrom, rest awhile before entering St. Peter's Basilica, where Bernini's sculptures and Michelangelo's art rise above Holy Papal tombs and the perceived necropolis of St. Peter himself. After a morning of walking and climbing, be sure to bring your appetite for a food tour like no other! 10 Tastings is indeed BIG. You won't find a more fun or satisfying food experience when in Rome!

KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK

Expert Vatican tour guide
Dome Climb: part staircase / part elevator!
Incredible views from the top!
Papal sarcophagi tour
St. Peter's Basilica tour
Born and bred Roman guide!
Eating Rome street-style!
Does NOT include St. Peter's Tomb / Scavi / Necropolis - please book separately through the Vatican
Not wheelchair accessible

Important Information

Post-coronavirus changes are likely to mean smaller groups, hand sanitizer made available (we will provide), and mandatory mask-wearing (bring your own). Check back here for updates. For general details about our tours or more info about booking this tour, e-mail info@wheninrometours.com or WhatsApp +39 327 001 3364.
Remember to use promo code ROME2020 when you book this tour to get 10% off!
On days immediately surrounding religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may become necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included in this tour. In the event that the Papal tombs beneath St. Peter's Basilica are closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds made.