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La Pieta

Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's famous La Pietà, considered by many to be the most moving piece of sculpture ever created.
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Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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Reviewed today

AS soon as you enter the basilica its on the right . The Masterpiece is actually surrounded by a glass frame. Everyone is taking pictures and so there are reflections. You should wait and go near the place to get a good view. Take 10...More

Thank LimReviewer
Reviewed today via mobile

Yes it is behind glass because a Knucklehead 40 years was stupid. But it is a magnificent work of art and worth a moment to view and get a pic.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A masterpiece by a young Michelangelo. Don't miss it! A must see, although it's from a little distance.

Thank Pia J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't miss it, one of the best part of the Basilica, all the details, expression are beautiful, it's a brilliant art from Michelangelo!!

Thank Luiz Antonio S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sad that it has to be behind glass, but so glad that it is still able to be viewed. Even behind glass it is moving.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is definitely the draw at St. Peter's Basilica with crowds of people trying to get to the front to get a glimpse. Most people were courteous about letting everyone take turns in front, but others were all about getting their photos without regards to...More

Thank Stephyjr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A masterpiece located within St Peters Basilica. Inside the door on the right hand side, la pieta is located behind a glass screen. In high season it was hard to appreciate the detail from a distance but one can still appreciate the emotion it depicts....More

Thank AB5Cork
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such an incredible piece to be in front of, but everyone else feels the same way. Due to previous vandalism, it is behind heavy glass and you get tons of reflections when you try to take a picture. Do not dispare, you will get a...More

Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another work of the brilliant prodigy Michelangelo. Just breathtaking. He's responsible for the most important artwork ever created.

Thank gongelson
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. And to think that Michelangelo was such a young man when he created it. So gorgeous. I'd seen in in photos so many times, but it was a whole other experience seeing the real thing....More

Thank Kgirl00
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steven l
is breakfast included in the standard price ?
22 August 2015|
Response from steven l | Reviewed this property |
Best Navona Suites provides a voucher for breakfast for each day of your stay that is presented to a small café about a five minute walk from your room. It is called Café Pasquino and serves a light breakfast with coffee or... More