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FAQ - Everything you need to know to visit Saint Peter Basilica

Saint Peter Basilica General Info

Is the reservation for St. Peter's Basilica mandatory?
Reservation is not mandatory but strongly suggested as it permit you to jump the line at the entrance.

How much is the ticket for St. Peter's Basilica entrance?
Entrance for Saint Peter basilica is free. To take advantage of the gratuity it is necessary to do the line. If you prefer to access from a reserved entrance it is possible to rent the audio guides or to book a guided tour.

Does the reservation for St. Peter's Basilica also include the Vatican Museums?
No, they are two different reservations, both of which can be booked on our website. The Vatican Museums also include the Sistine Chapel.

Can I book St. Peter's Basilica on the first Sunday of the month?
Yes, St. Peter's Basilica can be booked also on the first Sunday of the month, with a reduction in entry times to allow the morning religious service.

Can I book St. Peter's Basilica on Sundays?
Yes, just on Sundays afternoons, except for communication of special needs of the Pope.

Is there a dress code to enter inside Saint Peter Basilica?
Being a sacred place decent clothing is required; therefore legs, décolleté and shoulders should be covered.

Do I have to do the line for security checks at St. Peter's Basilica?
St. Peter's Basilica is considered a sensitive target; therefore everyone must undergo security checks before going inside.

Is the dome included in the visit to St. Peter's Basilica?
No, the dome is not included.

Are the Papal tombs included in the visit to St. Peter's Basilica?
No, the Papal tombs are not included. Admission is free and can be visited independently by waiting for your turn in the line.

Are there closing days at St. Peter's Basilica?
No but there may be exceptions decided by the Pope.

How long before should I go to St. Peter's Basilica if I have an audio guide reservation?
The booking for the audio guides is in two-hour shift turns, it will be possible to go at any time at the reservation desk within the shift turns booked.

How long before should I go to St. Peter's Basilica if I have a reservation with a guide?
The booking for guided tours has a fixed time, just go 15 minutes before the time indicated on the voucher at the dedicated entrance.

Can audio guides be booked at St. Peter's Basilica?
Yes, just search and download the VOX CITY application from IOS or Google Play from your smartphone.

re there audio guides suitable for children at St. Peter's Basilica?
There are no audio guides suitable for children.

In which languages are audio guides available at St. Peter's Basilica?
Audio guides are available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian.

From which entrance should I enter St. Peter's Basilica with the reservation?
With the booking you have the possibility to enter from a specific entrance that allows you to skip the long line at the entrance.

Are there discounts for families wishing to visit St. Peter's Basilica?
There are no reductions or discounts for families.

What are the opening hours of St. Peter's Basilica?
The opening hours of St. Peter's Basilica are from 8.45 am to 5.00 pm with the exception of Wednesday morning and Sunday morning.

Can I book entry to St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday morning?
No, on Wednesday morning admission to St. Peter's Basilica cannot be reserved as the papal audience is scheduled.

Can I book entry to St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday morning?
No, admission to St. Peter's Basilica cannot be booked on Sunday morning as Holy Mass is scheduled.

Saint Peter Basilica Tickets

Can Roma Pass holders book entry to St. Peter's Basilica?
No, since St. Peter's Basilica is not a State Museum, it is not part of the Roma Pass offer.

Is the temporary exhibition included in the cost of the visit to St. Peter's Basilica?
The exhibitions are not set up inside St. Peter's Basilica.

How long does the visit to St. Peter's Basilica last if I book the audio guides?
The visit is free, you can stay inside the Basilica of San Pietro as long as you wish. The booking is in time bands: you have to show up at any time within the booked time slot.

How long does the visit to St. Peter's Basilica last if I book the group guided tour?
The group guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes, you must arrive 15 minutes before the time indicated on the voucher at the meeting point.

From which age can St. Peter's Basilica be visited?
There are no age limits, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Do I have to print the voucher for the visit to St. Peter's Basilica?
No, the voucher can be shown in digital format directly from the smartphone.

Do I have to prepay the visit to St. Peter's Basilica on this website?
Yes, it is necessary to pay in advance.

Reductions for Saint Peter Basilica

Who is entitled to a reduced ticket at St. Peter's Basilica?
The reductions are reserved for children between 7 and 17 years old of any nationality. An identity document will be required.

Who is entitled to a free ticket to St. Peter's Basilica?
Children under 6 years of age, religious people and disabled people with their accompanying person are entitled to free admission. No tickets are required.

Is it necessary to show identity documents for the visit to St. Peter's Basilica?
To certify belonging to a specific age group and / or category, the presentation of an identity document will be required. If without, the visitor will not be able to benefit from the discount and it will be required to pay a full ticket.

Do journalists enter St. Peter's Basilica for free?
If journalists want to take advantage of the free ticket, they must do the line at the entrance. By booking the audio guide or guided tour they will not be entitled to any discounts.

Are over 65 entitled to reductions for St. Peter's Basilica?
No, over 65 must book the full ticket.

Are teachers entitled to a reduction for a visit to St. Peter's Basilica?
No, teachers of any school or nationality are not entitled to free admission and must book the full ticket.

How to reserve

Can I pay the tickets for the visit to St. Peter's Basilica by bank transfer?
Yes, as long as the date of the visit is not too close as the bank transfer can take two or three working days to be active. In fact, the order is processed only when the transfer amount arrives on the account.

If I have problems with my e-mail address, can I receive it at the e-mail of my hotel?
Upon customer request it is possible to receive the voucher per e-mail or by fax directly to your accommodation in Rome, we suggest entering the hotel name and telephone number in the booking form under the "notes" space.

What is the booking procedure for schools at St. Peter's Basilica?
To book for school groups at St. Peter's Basilica, it is necessary to send an email as detailed as possible to info@ticketsrome.com

Change in time or date

Is it possible to cancel the reservation at St. Peter's Basilica?
Yes, it is possible according to the cancellation policy of St. Peter's Basilica: from the reservation to 5 days before the date of the visit, the cancellation penalty applied is equal to 40% of the cost of the visit. From 5 days before the date of the visit or in case of no-show, the cancellation penalty is 100%, therefore you will not be entitled to any type of refund.

Is it possible to change the date and / or time of St. Peter's Basilica?
Yes, upon written request from the customer. In fact, requests received by telephone without being accompanied by a written document will not be considered.

Am I entitled to a refund if I don't show up on the day of the visit to St. Peter's Basilica?
In case of no-show at St. Peter's Basilica the cancellation penalty is 100%, you will not be entitled to any type of refund.

Luggage and cloakroom

Is there a cloakroom in St. Peter's Basilica?
Yes, there is an unattended cloakroom, it is in fact forbidden to deposit personal bags and backpacks. Only suitcases or travel bags are accepted.

Is there a luggage deposit at St. Peter's Basilica?
Yes, there is a luggage deposit where you can deposit only suitcases and travel bags.

Is the use of strollers allowed inside St. Peter's Basilica?
The use of strollers is allowed inside St. Peter's Basilica.

Is it possible to introduce animals inside St. Peter's Basilica?
It is not possible to introduce animals inside St. Peter's Basilica with the exception for guide dogs with a specific card and authorization.

Guide service

Which is the cost for a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica?
Rates are subject to change, in any case on our website they are updated.

Which is the cost for a private tour of St. Peter's Basilica?
To discover the price of a private tour of St. Peter's Basilica, simply visit the website www.ticketsrome.com in the "private tours" section. Just enter the number of participants, date and language in which you intend to make the tour. For any information or clarification, our call centre will provide you with the necessary assistance on 0039 055 2670402.

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