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Olivefarmer wrote a review Yesterday
28 contributions30 helpful votes
What a beautiful and inspiring place. I will go back as often as I can. The artwork and architecture are beyond compare. It is both a holy and historical place.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sarah b wrote a review 5 Oct
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom1,291 contributions229 helpful votes
We visited twice during our stay, once on a Sunday when we were lucky enough to join a service, and then again in the week. Our Italian isn't very good but we were able to follow along. Amazing art, sculpture and devotional artefacts. There are chairs set aside in the side chapels for private prayer. There are works by Raphael, Michelangelo and other rennaisance artists, so it's a true cultural experience. This is an experience not to be missed, and at the moment not too busy.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ian_antliff wrote a review 4 Oct
Leicester, United Kingdom18 contributions45 helpful votes
A must see , the dome ,worth the the climb , very high not to be recommended if you are uneasy with heights . On the ground floor do not go into the caticoums until you have completed you're viewing as this is the way out with no return.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Grizzler56 wrote a review 4 Oct
Southampton, United Kingdom25 contributions20 helpful votes
We went here on 29sep 2020, we had booked a time for 10am using the omnia card we had bought online (worth buying) we got there at 9.30, hardly any tourists, we we escorted to main entrance straightaway, no waiting. We had bag scanned and temp taken, and then we were in, nothing can prepare you for the sight you get when you walk into the basilica, it is absolutely stunning, it is massive with so many things to look at (we were offered a free guide, but we just wandered around ourselves, with the omnia card you can get a guide you can download onto your phone, you tap the numbers on the little map and it gives you a spoken guide for where you are, handy. You can go up the dome, which is 551 steps, it is €8 to go up, or €10 to get the lift( we paid €10 we thought it takes you most of the way,it skips 230 steps, you still have to walk up 321 steps) most of them are quite narrow, and some parts you are leaning to the side because of the dome, I have to say I found it quite hard, so if you have any medical issues give this a miss. You get a good view of Rome from top, but you can get a good view from castel sant’ Angelo or from pincio hill,having known now about how bad the steps were I wouldn’t have bothered The basilica is one of the top places you should visit whilst in Rome, we were lucky we came at the moment as there were hardly any people around
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Steve S wrote a review 4 Oct
72 contributions23 helpful votes
One of the most impressive sites in Rome and its free! Entry is from the right side of St Peters Square. Queues are not too bad at the moment due to Covid, though movement is slower because of temperature and baggage checks. Once inside you will find it pretty overwhelming and I would think even more so if you are a Catholic.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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