Piazza San Pietro

Find the best overnight accommodation close to Piazza San Pietro, located in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City of Rome Italy. Compare and book hotels which are situated within easy walking distance of St Peters Square.

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Location of St Peter's Square and Basilica : The Piazza San Pietro and Basilica di San Pietro are found within the borders of the Vatican City. Vatican City is located across the river Tiber, west of Rome's city centre. Castel Sant’Angelo is around a 15-minute walk away.

Rome's famous Trevi fountain and The Pantheon building located on Piazza della Rotonda can also be reached on foot.

St Peter's Basilica opening times : St. Peter's Basilica is open daily

Nearest Metro Station : the closest underground stations are Ottaviano-San Pietro- Musei Vaticani, Cipro, and Valle Aurelia metro stations of Line A. Most convenient one is Cipro for the Museums and Ottaviano for St. Peter's. You can also take the tram to Piazza del Risorgimento.

Guests staying in hotels or b&b's nearby can take trains to Termini Central Station, Coliseum, and The Spanish Square.

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Piazza San Pietro

Roma accommodations. Budget accommodations nearby Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano, commonly known as St. Peter's Basilica, located in front of the Saint Peter's square within the Vatican City. Cheap and luxury hotel room specials, great rates !

St Peter's Square or Piazza San Pietro is the famous square in front of the St Peter's Basilica or Basilica di San Pietro created by Bernini in the 17th century. The square draws millions of pilgrims each year esp. during religious holidays, such as Christmas and Easter.

Several hotels can be found in close proximity of St Peter's Square offering panoramic views of the Piazza and Basilica from a rooftop terrace. Hotels located on Via della Conciliazione from where you have the best views of Saint Peter's Basilica. Excellent restaurants, cafés, shops and bars are located close by these accommodations. Metro stops are just a short walk away.

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Located in the heart of Vatican City

Rome St Peter's Square & Basilica -- The Basilica of St. Peter is located in the heart of the Vatican City, an independent sovereign state on the right bank of the Tiber river, in the city centre of Rome. The Vatican State is the smallest State in the world, and what remains of temporal dominions of the Church, which were annexed to Italy at the end of 1800's with the unification of the country.

The Rome Basilica of St. Peter, in which the most important ceremonies of the Catholic Church are celebrate, stands on the site of a much smaller basilica erected in the years 324 - 349 by will of the Roman emperor Constantine to honour the tomb of the first Pope, the apostle Peter.

Saint Peter's Square - Piazza San Pietro is the large public square outside Saint Peter's Basilica, created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and commissioned by Pope Alexander VII in 1656. The square is actually round, with the perimeter marked by two huge colonnades. The roofs of these colonnades are supported by four rows of Doric columns 60-feet tall. The ellipse symbolizes Saint Peter's, the mother church of Christianity, embracing the world.

Sights and Landmarks on and nearby Piazza San Pietro - St Peter's Square

The Vatican Obelisk -- 25,5 meters tall Egyptian obelisk standing in the center of the square.

Via della Conciliazione -- famous street connecting Saint Peter's Square to the Castel Sant'Angelo on the western bank of the Tiber River. The street it is bordered by a number of hotels and historical, religious buildings such as the Palazzo Torlonia, the Palazzo dei Penitenzieri and the Palazzo dei Convertendi, and the churches of Santa Maria in Traspontina and Santo Spirito in Sassia.

The Bernini Fountain -- fountain located on the southern part of the square, build by Bernini and commissioned by Pope Clement X in 1667.

The Carlo Maderno Fountain -- fountain set on Piazza St Peter's designed by architect Carlo Maderno in 1612.

The Colonades -- imposing colonnade leading to St Peter's Basilica composed of 284 columns and 88 pillars. On top of the colonnade are 140 statues of saints, crafted by a number of sculptors between 1662 and 1703.

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Find the best hotels set on beautiful Via della Conciliazione, the wide boulevard which links Castel Sant’Angelo and the river to Saint Peter’s Basilica.

Palazzo Cardinal Cesi - ( Hotel located near the St Peter's Basilica Rome Italy )

Palazzo Cardinal Cesi, only a few yards from St Peter's Square, on Via della Conciliazione, is an oasis of peace and spirituality drenched in history at the very heart of Christendom, with the...

Starhotels Michelangelo Rome - ( Hotel near the St Peter's Piazza in Rome )

Starhotels Michelangelo is a 4-star hotel establishment situated in the heart of Baroque Rome, in close proximity of the beautiful St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City.

Emmaus - ( Hotel close to the St Peter's Square and Basilica in Rome Italy )

The recently renovated hotel is located 100 meters from the St. Peter's Square. You can reach us from the Termini Station with bus 64 to Porta Cavalleggeri.