Piazza San Pietro
Hours: 7,00am to 7,00pm from April to September; 7,00am to 6,00pm October to March
The early Christian church built by Constantine lasted many years. Between 1506 and 1626 it was entirely reconstructed by the masters of the Italian Renaissance: Michelangelo with its dome and Pietà, Maderno’s façade, Giotto’s mosaic, Bernini’s canopy and square.
The TREASURE ROOMS house a collection of relics, vestments and precious object. Below the church are remains of the ancient basilica, the tomb of St.Peter and those of the popes.