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Many times by belonging to a tour group you are given preferential treatment. There is no way to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol H
Newton, New Jersey

St. Peter’s statue is remarkable and so spiritual as he sits over those who pass by. You rub his... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Lori O
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This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a philosopher, with his left hand carrying keys, the right hand being raised in blessing.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Many times by belonging to a tour group you are given preferential treatment. There is no way to skip this line, however. People who do choose to wait are permitted to touch the feet of the statue. For 500 years this has been done resulting...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

St. Peter’s statue is remarkable and so spiritual as he sits over those who pass by. You rub his foot for blessings. It is all smoothed down, but even though, I still felt blessed when I rubbed it.

Thank Lori O
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This sculpture of St. Peter on his throne is in the middle of St. Peter's Basilica and makes for a nice spot for a quick photo of the man Catholics consider the first pope.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church in Amalfi. Well worth touring to see the beautiful old artwork on the walls. Many of the paintings have had the faces cut out unfortunately. The cost to get in was three euros each. Just so awesome to see the tributes from the...More

Thank farawaydreamer
Reviewed 6 June 2018

The black statue of St. Peter, placed on the left side if you are facing the Alter, is a nice piece of art and stands out in a place which has epic art treasures including the Pieta and other marvelous statue. This is one of...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is one of the more famous sculptures in St Peter's Basilica as it depicts St Peter giving his blessing with one hand while holding the keys to the kingdom of heaven in his other hand. Traditionally many first time visitors to St Peter's will...More

Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is an important statue to visit inside the Basilica. This representation of St Peter allows visitors to express their thanks for leading the church and do so by kissing the foot of St. Peter. It is a beautiful statue.

Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This is an ancient bronze statue depicting St. Peter sitting on his chair, which symbolizes authority, holding the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. It dates back to the 13th century. You will find this statue on the right side of St. Peter's Basilica's central...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Very popular monument inside St Peter’s Basilica. A rub of the out stretched right foot is said to represent a blessing. We were lucky to be able to see the monument before the security guards closed off the area at c.4pm in advance of the...More

Thank Kavo85
Reviewed 22 February 2018

The foot of the statue is virtually worn away from so many people touching it on their visit to Rome. Even so, it is pretty impressive.

Thank Greg B
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