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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) Tours and Activities

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The heart of Rome's Vatican City is St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), the grand space that provides a magnificent approach to St. Peter's Basilica. Designed by Bernini in the 17th century, Piazza San Pietro is lined by semicircular colonnades four columns deep on either side that seem to reach out and enfold visitors in an embrace.

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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo; and hear little-known tales about sacred St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected). Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.29
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$59.29
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Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino

Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino

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Skip the crowded coach tours and discover the highlights of the Eternal City from a Vespa sidecar. Each motorcycle and sidecar fits two people (plus driver), so you can settle back with a friend or loved one as you cruise by attractions from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain. Tours include live narration via convenient headphones for crucial context on each site, plus a traditional Roman breakfast of cappuccino and cornetto.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.80
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$119.80
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Vespa Tour By Night

Vespa Tour By Night

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Hop on a vintage Vespa for an evening tour of the Eternal City. First stop: Rome’s most iconic landmark, the Colosseum. After a brief stop for gelato and coffee (included), the tour continues with stops at the Mouth of the Truth,  Circus Maximus , Palatine Hill, Saint Peter's Square, and the Trevi Fountain. An experienced guide does the driving so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the views.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.85
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$100.85
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Golf Cart Tours Rome

Golf Cart Tours Rome

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Some of the greatest art and architecture in the world is in Rome, but the top attractions are spread across the city and difficult to reach on foot. With this tour, take in the most famous sights in Rome from the comfort of a golf cart. Admire the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and other highlights while hearing about their history and architecture from your guide.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.18
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$141.18
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Rome By Night Bike Tour

Rome By Night Bike Tour

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See Rome all lit up for the night on a 3.5-hour bike tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Take in iconic sites including Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum and the Roman Forum as you pedal around the illuminated city. Gain insight into the history and culture as you hear informative commentary from your guide. You’ll ride with a small group limited to eight people, which ensures a more intimate experience of this magnificent city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.18
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$112.18
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Vespa Panoramic Tour in Rome

Vespa Panoramic Tour in Rome

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Discover the Eternal City as the Romans do on a 3-hour Vespa tour. You can ride solo, with a friend, or enjoy a personal driver as you traverse the city streets like a local.  The comprehensive tour takes you past all of Rome’s main attractions, including the Colosseum, Vatican City, and Saint Peter’s square. Along the way, learn about the monuments from a convenient audioguide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.29
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$114.29

Rome in a Day

Rome in a Day

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Revel in the treasures of Rome and Vatican City on a full-day of exploration led by an expert guide. See remnants of ancient Rome including the legendary Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the sprawling Roman Forum while hearing tales of gladiators and emperors, and admire baroque Italian art at Piazza Navona. In the afternoon make your own way to reconvene with the group to explore holy highlights of Vatican City including the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square. Tour size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$166.99
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$166.99
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Entire Vatican & Vatacombs

Entire Vatican & Vatacombs

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Unlock the mysteries of the Vatican on this popular tour. Follow your guide on a carefully selected route through the Vatican Museum’s hundreds of sprawling rooms to see the most important pieces of this world-class art collection. Gaze up at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and then head underground to the rarely seen ‘Vatacombs’—the final resting place of many popes and home to ancient relics. Enjoy priority access to bypass the crowds, including skip-the-line privileges to enter St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.49
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$83.49
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Civitavecchia Port: 9 Hours Luxury Private Full-Day Shore excursion of Rome

Civitavecchia Port: 9 Hours Luxury Private Full-Day Shore excursion of Rome

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When your cruise ship docks at Civitavecchia port, make the most of your time with a self-guided, full-day shore excursion in Rome, customized to match your interests and preferred pace. Visit the heart of the Vatican at St. Peter’s Square or step back in time to Imperial Rome at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. The day is yours to spend as you like, and your driver makes it all happen with ease. Please note that all food and entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$287.39
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$287.39
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Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City

Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City

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Attend a Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican. Tickets may be free but they are extremely hard to come by, so booking in advance is essential. By booking ahead, you're ensuring you won't waste any time trying to get tickets while you're on vacation in the Eternal City. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.72
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$38.72
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour

Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour

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Get acquainted with Rome's most important sites, including skip-the-line entry at the Vatican and the Colosseum, on this whirlwind full-day tour. Optimized for travelers without time to spare, learn about ancient Rome's history, culture, art, and architecture. Round-trip transportation from downtown Rome included.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.10
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St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides

St. Peter's Basilica : Fast Entry Guided Tour with Vatican official guides

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To dig deep into the history and art of St Peter’s Basilica, explore the church on a walking tour with a Vatican guide. From St Peter’s Square, walk to the basilica, jumping past the entrance queue with your No Wait Access Ticket. Inside, listen to stories about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this iconic Catholic site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.67
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$32.67
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Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

Private Early Bird Vatican and St Peter's Basilica Tour: Hotel Pick-up Drop-off

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Visit the Vatican without the crowds on a private early-bird tour and enter the Vatican Museums before the complex opens to the general public. Enjoy an exclusive exploration of world-renowned art by Renaissance masters, visit the Sistine Chapel, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the museums, without waiting in the main line. Upgrade for a prime version with even earlier priority access, including the Raphael Rooms.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$290.41
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Rome by Night Private Sightseeing Tour| Chauffeured Tour hotel pick up/drop off

Rome by Night Private Sightseeing Tour| Chauffeured Tour hotel pick up/drop off

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Explore Italy’s ancient capital by night and see the historic architecture in a new light on this private sightseeing tour of Rome. Frame famous landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and St. Peter’s Basilica on camera when the crowds have gone. Head along the Via Veneto and watch the city lights play on the Tiber River. End the evening with a prosecco toast on Janiculum Hill—with panoramic views over the rooftops of Rome.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.70
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$107.70
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Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport

Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport

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Dive into the Rome of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel on this ‘Angels and Demons’ tour. Inspired by the book, the tour takes you on a journey through the Eternal City as you search for messages from the secret society known as the Illuminati. Along the way, admire Rome’s beautiful art and attractions like St Peter’s Square, Piazza Navona, and Castel Sant’Angelo. This walking tour is limited to 25 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.44
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$77.44

Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City

Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City

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Make your visit to Vatican City truly unforgettable with this once-in-a-lifetime papal audience ticket. Join Pope Francis either outdoors in in St Peter's Square or in the nearby Nervi Hall, depending on the weather, during his papal audience in Vatican City.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.35
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$42.35
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Group or Private Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

Group or Private Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Visit St Peter’s Basilica, climb its dome, and see the papal crypt on this all-access tour. Starting early, you’ll see St. Peter’s Square without the large daytime crowds, then head to the top of the dome for panoramic vistas over the capital. Tour the basilica to admire Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’ among other highlights, then finish with a visit to the papal crypt — a site normally missed by other tour groups. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.82
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$50.82
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VIP Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the Line Tickets

VIP Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the Line Tickets

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Explore Rome—without the stress of planning—on a full-day shore excursion from the port of Civitavecchia. In addition to round-trip transport, the day’s itinerary includes private tours of the Vatican and Colosseum, as well as free time to explore. Unlike group trips offered by cruise companies, this private tour ensures a personal, customized experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$847.04
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$847.04
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Rome City E-Bike Tour

Rome City E-Bike Tour

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Explore Rome with the convenience of a small-group electric bike tour that covers the major sights in a short time. Pedal past landmarks including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St Peter’s Square, and the Spanish Steps, and dive into ancient Rome’s history at the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Castel Sant’Angelo. Simply switch on the electric motor for a boost when you need it.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.37
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Classical Rome City Tour with Trevi Fountain and Pantheon

Classical Rome City Tour with Trevi Fountain and Pantheon

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Get more bang for your buck by booking this guided tour of Rome's greatest hits—from fountain-studded Piazza Navona to the intimate Campo de' Fiori to the winding lanes of the Centro Storico. By foot and private coach, the tour is a great way to see the best of the Eternal City. Or upgrade to a full-day tour (with or without lunch) to see even more: the sites of Imperial Rome and even the Church of St. Peter in Chains with its magnificent Michelangelo sculptures. Then finish the day with a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.19
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$47.19
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Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Private Skip the Line Vatican Hidden Gems Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Skip-the-line at the Vatican Museums on this tour of one of the world’s most renowned collections of art. With a private guide, go straight inside the complex to admire the Vatican’s architecture, marvel at works by masters like Raphael and Caravaggio, and see some of the ‘hidden,’ off-the-beaten-path sites that many visitors miss. Of course, you visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes, and enter St. Peter’s Basilica from the museums, avoiding the main entrance line.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.89
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$275.89
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Rome for First-Timers Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

Rome for First-Timers Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

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Ideally suited to cruise ship passengers, this action-packed sightseeing tour of the Eternal City covers the highlights of Rome in a single day. Enjoy VIP pickup from Civitavecchia Port and embark on a customizable itinerary based on your interests. Wander the ruins of ancient Rome, take in iconic landmarks like the Spanish Steps, and venture into the mysterious Catacombs. Upgrade to include monument entrance fees.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$378.14
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$378.14
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VIP tour of Rome (9hrs) with Driver & Guide, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Tickets

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VIP tour of Rome (9hrs) with Driver & Guide, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Tickets

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Get the most out of visiting the top must-see sights of Rome on a private guided tour. You’ll skip the lines with priority tickets, leaving more time to learn about the history of some of Rome’s most impressive ancient sites from your guide. While you’ll be transported around Rome via comfortable vehicle, you will walk with your guide through each site, for a more intimate and close-up experience. Tours are fully customizable to suit your needs and interests.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,524.67
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$1,694.08
$169.41 savings
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$1,694.08
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Professional photoshoot in Rome

Professional photoshoot in Rome

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Having professional pictures that capture all the emotions and the joy of the moment will help you preserve the memories of your trip. I am a professional photographer with big experience in wedding, engagement shootings and portraiture. I know how to make the best in every situation and how to get in touch with people to make them comfortable. You will love the pictures I'll create for you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.30
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$144.30
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What are St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) hours of operation?
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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 472 St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) costs USD 3.62. Guided St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tours start around USD 3.62 per person. See all 472 St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tickets and tours on Viator.
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