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Blessed!

We were told that if you touch his foot that you would be bledded for life. I already feel that way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
steve f
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Liverpool, New York
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there is always a queue in front of a lifesize statue of st peter in the basilica . legend has it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dishaa S
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New Delhi, India
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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 2 weeks ago

We were told that if you touch his foot that you would be bledded for life. I already feel that way but I touched anyway!

Thank steve f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there is always a queue in front of a lifesize statue of st peter in the basilica . legend has it that touching that kissing the toe brings good luck and hence most people visiting the basilica indulge in this roman ritaul. as a result...More

Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bronze statue of St Peter sitting on a throne, with the keys of heaven in hand is situated in St Peter's Basilica. Other times it was possible to touch the foot of the statue, but with the new security regulations, you can't reach near...More

Thank Gabriel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Legend has it that if you rub his foot, you will be blessed. One foot is obviously a different color. One guy patted his knee. Seriously?

Thank cweave02000
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

If your facing the altar this is on the right handside. It was sectioned off so no one can go hear it. Can only appreciate it from afar

Thank Ma Gracia B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

It's said that to touch his right foot is to bring good luck. I can't imagine how many people have done this but the bronze is actually worn off his right foot! I definitely stood in line.

Thank Lissy0717
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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 MichaelK1887
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

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