St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is open to the public with the following health measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Visitors must wear a mask and stay 2 meters (6.5 feet) away from each other.  Before entering the church visitors will have their temperatures taken on the forehead with a small thermal scanner. Visitors without a fever will proceed to the metal detectors. Hand sanitizers will be available after the security check point and before entering the church.

St. Peter’s Basilica
Open:  Monday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (April to September)

Monday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (October to March)


Guided Tours and Audio Guides 

Guided tours and audio guides are available from the Welcome Center, located to the right of St. Peter’s Square facing the Basilica. Alternatively, please call +39.06.69883229 or +39.06.69881898.
Please visit their website for more information.

Daily Masses
8:30 a.m. – Mass in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 12:30 p.m
9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. – Mass at the Altar of Saint Joseph

Sunday Masses
9:00 a.m. – Mass for the Parish of St. Peter’s
10:30 a.m. – Mass at the Altar of the Chair
12:15 p.m. – Mass at the Altar of the Chair
5:00 p.m. Vespers at the Altar of the Chair followed by Mass at 5:45 p.m.