How to Reach St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is a major landmark and popular tourist destination in Rome, Italy. 

Located in the heart of the city, the basilica is a must-see for anyone visiting Rome. Here’s how to reach St. Peter’s Basilica:

By Metro

The Ottaviano Metro stop is the closest metro station to St. Peter’s Basilica. 

After exiting the Ottaviano Metro stop, you must walk down Via Ottaviano until you reach Piazza del Risorgimento. 

Keep going straight and cross the road until you get to Via Porta Angelica. 

Keep walking down this street until the end, and the huge colonnades of St. Peter’s Square will be right there with St. Peter’s Basilica at the front of the Square. 

The Basilica is just around 5 minutes away from the Ottaviano Metro stop.

By Bus

There are several bus stations near St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. 

The closest stations are Aurelia/P.Le Gregorio VII, Cavalleggeri/Gregorio VII, Cavalleggeri/S. Pietro, V.le Vaticano/Clivo M. Vaticane, Ottaviano, and Roma San Pietro. 

Bus lines 64, 116, 40, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81, 87, 492, and 982 stop near St. Peter’s Basilica. 

However, the Ottaviano Metro stop is the closest metro station to St. Peter’s Basilica, and it is just around 5 minutes away from the church.

You can opt for a Rome Hop-on-hop-off bus to drop you near the attraction as well. 

By Taxi

If you prefer to take a taxi, you can easily hail one on the street or book one through a ride-sharing app. 

Just make sure to have the address of the basilica ready for the driver.

On Foot

If you’re staying in the city center, you can also walk to St. Peter’s Basilica. 

It’s about a 30-minute walk from the Pantheon and about a 20-minute walk from the Trevi Fountain.

Visiting St. Peter’s Basilica is a must-do for any trip to Rome. 

With these tips, you’ll have no problem getting there and enjoying all that this beautiful landmark has to offer.

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