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January 11, 2005

'Basilica Bar' atop St. Peter's at the Vatican


It opened on Easter Sunday in 2003, according to the Holy See press office, but word didn't get out until a few weeks ago, when an Italian newspaper's front page called it "The Holy Apostolic Cafeteria."

The bar's on the terrace of St. Peter's Basilica, at the base of the towering dome designed by Michelangelo.

It overlooks St. Peter's Square, Rome's rooftops, and the Tiber River.

Vendors sells espresso, Red Bull, ice cream, and other refreshments (none alcoholic).

The bar, which has no seating, is open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the same hours as the dome.

Access by elevator costs $8.15; if you use the stairs you'll pay $5.45.

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"Access by elevator costs $8.15; if you use the stairs you'll pay $5.45."


I don't suppose I can talk to my parish priest and get comped for all of those years I've been dropping envelopes in the collection basket, huh?

Posted by: Craig | Jan 13, 2005 8:38:11 PM

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