The Vatican Necropolis is a cemetery dating back to Roman times, containing pagan and Christian tombs, situated beneath St Peter’s Basilica. It is only possible to visit St Peter’s Tomb and the Necropolis via written reservation, applying to:

Ufficio Scavi
Phone: +39 06 69885318
Fax: +39 06 69873017


  • number and names of group participants
  • language requested for the visit
  • possible dates for the visit (the office will fix the actual day and time according to availability)
  • addresses for the response: email, fax or full mail address

Price of ticket: €13 (children below the age of 15 are not allowed to enter)
Entrance: Via Paolo VI

For further information:
Pilgrims and Tourists Office