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Basilica di San Pietro, Italy

From series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
Year: 1626. Lenght: 211.6 meters.

The Vatican has been associated with religious ceremonies and Catholic traditions for several centuries. The landmark of the sovereign state city is a wonderful St. Peter's Basilica. The construction site of the cathedral was not chosen by chance. In ancient times there were the circus gardens of Neron, where according to the legend of the Apostles Peter found the martyrdom. The first religious building was erected on the cathedral site in the period of Emperor Constantine. The first temple existed for more than a thousand years.

Basilica di San Pietro, Italy The construction of the cathedral, which can be seen today, was finished in 1626. The majestic St. Peter's Basilica is a unique complex with the large square of the same name, and is the largest construction in Vatican. The Cathedral can receive 60,000 parishioners once. It is characterized by the sumptuous interiors, with the outstanding works of Michelangelo and Bramante, Rafael and Bernini.

The general length of the dome is 211.6 meters. In the central nave, on the floor, visitors can see the interesting signs. Here, the parameters of the rooms of other largest cathedrals in the world were recorded, which allows the visual comparison with St. Peter's. The cathedral preserves many valuable sculptures. Its walls and ceiling are adorned with fine paintings, which make the cathedral dome a true work of art. According to the official historical data, a mosaic workshop, in which the best painters of Italy worked, was opened during construction on the Domterritorium. Next - St. Isaac Cathedral

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Nearest airports:
 »  Ciampino Airport CIA - in 16 km
 »  Fiumicino Airport FCO - in 20 km
 »  Sant'Egidio Airport PEG - in 132 km
 »  Grosseto (Baccarini) Airport GRS - in 148 km
 »  Abruzzo Airport PSR - in 154 km
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Top destination around Basilica di San Pietro - Rome

The luxurious Hotel D'Inghilterra is located just a couple minute long walk of the Trevi Fountain. The hotel has a special room for upscale travelers – the fabulous 70 square meters large suite, a day in which costs nearly US$1,500. The suite is made in mostly light shades and has amazing antique furniture. Very calm and romantic atmosphere is one of distinguishing features of the gorgeous suite. In order to make their stay more exciting, guests are recommended to visit Romano restaurant that serves best dishes of Italian cuisine, cooked in accordance with signature recipes.

The prices of Palazzo Montemartini start from US$400 a day for a standard room. To the service of guests, the hotel offers a posh suite, the daily rate of which is US$2,000. This suite has a doubtless advantage – a private stone fountain right in one of the rooms. The bathroom has a modern hydro-massage bathtub. Palazzo Montemartini also has the exclusive suite, which costs approximately US$6,000 a day. The most luxurious suite of the hotel is made in crisp white shades and has atrium ceiling and unusual designer decorations.
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