The Vatican Grottoes is the level below the floor of St. Peter’s where many Popes and a few royals are buried. Below the Grottoes is the ancient Necropolis (seen on the Scavi tour), which is the Roman “city of the dead” and excavations of St. Peter’s tomb.
One of the highlights of the visit is the view into the confessio, the area in front of St. Peter’s tomb. The Niche of the Pallium, with the bronze urn containing the woolen stolls given to new Archbishops, is often mistakenly thought to hold the bones of St. Peter.
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