10St Peter’s Tomb

If there is one single existence for the Vatican today, it is this tomb. Oddly enough, there is still no surety that the first century tomb is indeed St Peter’s. Regardless, the original basilica was purposely built over the burial place of the saint. When St Peter’s Basilica was rebuilt during the Renaissance, it was constructed over the same space.

To see St Peter’s Tomb in the Vatican Necropolis, visitors need to contact the excavations office in advance. The tomb is one of the Vatican’s most sacred spots so you will need to dress appropriately. It might be a hundred degrees outside but you’ll still need to have your knees and shoulders covered.