St Peter’s Basilica Dome Tickets – Prices, Discounts, Highlights and More!

General Information

This 3-hour experience includes elevator access to the Dome of St Peter’s Basilica and a complete exploration with an audio guide.

You will begin your journey at the advanced architectural Dome by ascending 360 meters above the city by elevator!

Admire the holy mosaics on the Dome, up close, as you discover their interesting backstories and references from an informational audio guide.

Climb the final stairs to the top and photograph the most stunning view of the Pantheon, Castel Sant’Angelo, and other attractions.

Descend down to the inside of the Basilica, where you will follow a digital map guiding you through the 27 most famous art pieces, including Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino!   

Ticket Highlights 

  • Ascend 136 meters above the Vatican City by elevator and admire its stunning view from the Dome.
  • You will enjoy seeing Rome from a unique perspective at the highest point in the Vatican City.
  • Dive into the exciting backstory of the Basilica with your informational audio guide, available in 7 languages.
  • Admire Renaissance masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s Baldacchino.
  • Fun fact: The ceiling and inside of the Dome is covered in glass mosaics. You will get to see the huge and tiny Dome’s mosaics up close instead of a blurred view from the floor! 

✅ Inclusions

  • Entry ticket to St Peter’s Basilica Dome.
  • An informational audio guide of the Dome and Basilica as your company.
  • Get goodies from the Mondo Cattolico store at a 10% discounted rate. 
  • An additional self-guided tour of the famous Vatican City.
  • Guidance from the meeting point.
  • Access to washrooms and other facilities.

❌ Exclusion

  • Headphones 
  • Fast pass access to the Basilica.
  • Pick up and drop services from the hotel.
  • Other transportation services
  • Live Tour Guide

Ticket Prices

The standard St Peter’s Basilica tickets with access to the Dome and audio guide cost €29 for adults between 4 and 99 years.

Kids 3 years and below can enjoy this experience for free!

Check out the table below to see the ticket prices at a glance. 

Age of the VisitorsTicket Prices
Adult Ticket (4 to99 years)€29
Child Ticket (up to 3 years)Free

Meeting Point

The Al San Michele Bar at Borgo Santo Spirito is the meeting point for this ticket.

To begin your experience, you must show the ticket to the staff member. 

Address: Borgo Santo Spirito, 00193 Roma RM, Italy. Get Directions

Important Information About this Ticket 

  • These St Peter’s Basilica Dome tickets are not suitable for people with claustrophobia, vertigo, or back and heart problems.
  • It is also not for wheelchair users and pregnant women.
  • The ticket is not recommended for kids below 7 years and adults above 75 years, as the elevator only goes up to the first level. You have to climb 300 steps to get to the top of the Dome.
  • You must bring your headphones and a smartphone since no audio device will be provided during the tour.
  • Arrive sometime before your slot, as you must get through airport-style security screening to enter. It can take around 120 minutes to pass during the peak tourist season.
  • You can only enter the Basilica if you stick to the dress code. Do not wear sleeveless or off-the-shoulder tops, pants, or skirts that expose your shoulders and knees.

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