Piazza San Pietro

The Piazza San Pietro is the huge column-surrounded place in front of Sancti Petri in Vaticano in the Civitas Vaticana, Vatican City. It was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 on. It is used by the Pope on every Wednesday to welcome the masses.

The church itself is one of the biggest and most important in the world. It buries the remains of Saint Peter; a first church was built here in 324 and was continuously extended. San Pietro can hold up to 20000 worshippers. If you get here, enjoy the vast church and climb up to the top – the trip is steep and narrow but the view is worth the effort.

Piazza San Pietro
00120 Civitas Vaticana, Vatican City

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