There are few squares in the world as renowned as the St. Peter's Square, which was designed by Bernini and is located at the heart of Vatican City, at the feet of St. Peter’s Basilica.
This square is connected to Via della Conciliazione and receives thousands of people every day which makes it extremely difficult to find a parking space nearby.
As you can imagine, it is not possible to reach St. Peter's Square directly by car, since access to the Vatican area for vehicles is strictly regulated and is only allowed to those who have the valid documented required. Naturally, official cars reserved to the Pope and cars belonging to residents and employees of the Vatican State can circulate freely.
Even for tourist coaches there are several limitations, as they require a permit in order to have a valid access. However, to visit the Vatican, there is no need to drive as it is perfectly accessible on foot.
For this reason, one of the best options is to park in the nearby districts of Borgo, Prati or Aurelio. Thanks to Parclick, you can arrive and leave your car without wasting your time. All you need to do is make your reservation in a car park in Rome with us and in return, we will guarantee you the parking space ;)
Choose the cheapest car park and don't worry if it's not right next to the Vatican, as you can always reach St. Peter's Square by metro line A, thanks to the nearby stations of Ottaviano and Cipro.
What sets St. Peter’s Square apart from any other square is its impressive 284 columns and above them up 140 statues of saints. This extravagance makes it one of the best examples of the Baroque architecture!
If the colonnade has left you speechless, wait until you enter the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, which oversees the square and is considered as representative of the city!
Despite St. Peter’s square dating back to several centuries, it is was only during the seventeenth century that St. Peter's Square has become what it is today. Nowadays, it can accommodate thousands of tourists and pilgrims, who want to visit the Basilica or participate in one of the great liturgical ceremonies presided by the Pope.
At the centre of St. Peter's Square, standing between two identical fountains, you will find the Egyptian Obelisk, that was transported to Rome from Egypt in 37 A.D!
In general, visiting St. Peter’s Square and St. Peter’s Basilica are a must do during a trip to Rome, given the immense cultural and artistic value that these monuments represent. Also, while you’re around, do not forget to stop by the impressive Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel!
Since the Vatican is visited every day by thousands of people, we recommend that you buy tickets in advance for different visits ... and while you’re at it, why not do the same for your parking space? Parclick will take of providing you a guarded parking place! ;)