Considered to be the centre of Catholicism, St Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It is one of the largest churches in the world and the works of art and statues within the church must be seen.
I’m not religious but I had to admire the architecture. The detail is mesmerising.
The view from the Ponte Sant Angelo is very iconic, as is the the view from Via della Conciliazione.
The queue’s to get in to see the Basilica are very long, and forget about getting into the Vatican Museum to see the Sistine Chapel if you have not already booked your ticket.
Although the queue for the Basilica stretches around St Peter’s Square, it is relatively quick moving. It’s free to get in and you can then pay for a lift to take you up to the dome for a panorama of the Vatican City and Rome. Be warned though, to get out on to the dome you have to take steps which are very narrow and steep.
If you plan on going to the Sistine Chapel, I would highly recommend that you purchase a ticket online a few days before you plan to go. The ticket prices from the touts are exceptionally high.