Star vatican rooms Rooms San Pietro is located just minutes away from St. Peter’s Square, a meeting point for thousands of Catholic faithful. St. Peter’s Square is the square outside the St. Peter’s Basilica, in Vatican City.
The square was built between 1656 and 1667 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. At its center stands the Vatican obelisk brought to Rome by Caligula to adorn the Circus of Nero, where St. Peter was killed. The wings of the colonnade are formed by 248 columns and topped by 140 statues.
On the right side of the basilica is visible part of the roof of the Sistine Chapel where the conclave takes place. From the Sistine Chapel it’s possible to access in the Vatican Museums.