Vatican Necropolis

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Arrive with at least 45 minutes prior to your tour time! The entrance and security checkpoint are very difficult to find and they will not wait for you to start the tour, even if more than half of the group didn’t make it though the checkpoint. Make sure you do not waste time going through the main security checkpoint to the Basilica (right side). Look to the left - you’ll see one lonely X-ray scanner that is likely unattended. That is where you’ll form a line for security to the excavation site.

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You will need to have your email or ticket confirmation printed and in hand to stand in the checkpoint queue.