Product ID: 41783

Pantheon and Santa Maria in Via Lata Tour

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Discover the magnificent Pantheon – a temple dedicated to all the gods of Ancient Rome – on a 2-hour tour that also takes in the church of Santa Maria in Via Lata, where Saint Paul is said to have spent 2 years, as well as, briefly, the Temple of Hadrian.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian

Pick-up service

Pick-up can be arranged from hotels located within Rome's historic center (shared, one way transfer only)
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover the secrets of the mysterious Pantheon
  • Learn about the history of Santa Maria in Via Lata and its underground crypt
  • Explore hidden areas not usually open to the public
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient history of Rome
Full description
Visit 2 of Rome's most important monuments: the fastidiously-engineered Pantheon, and the archaic Santa Maria in Via Lata, where Saint Paul is claimed to have spent 2 years under house arrest.

The Pantheon is one of the Roman Empire's best-preserved buildings, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome. Later rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian, it's extraordinary, spherical interior has been in constant use throughout its history, and it's been a Catholic church since the 7th century.

From the Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon, proceed to the Piazza di Pietra, or “Stone Square,” to admire the Temple of Hadrian, built by the deified emperor’s adopted son and successor, Antoninus Pius. Then continue to the church of Santa Maria in Via Lata, the crypt of which Saint Paul supposedly spent 2 years in awaiting his trial. It first became a Christian place of worship in the 5th century, constructed within the remains of a large Roman warehouse to serve as an oratory beneath the present church.

Here you will discover some rare and well-preserved frescoes, as well as an ancient well of pristine waters that, according to legend, was a gift from God in response to Saint Paul's prayers.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Access to church crypt
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation (optional)

When you get there

Meeting point

Meet in front of HOTEL DEL SENATO, piazza della Rotonda 73.

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Know before you go
The tour is not recommended for people with walking disabilities, although transportation from your hotel can be booked in addition. Sites are not wheelchair-accessible.
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Product ID: 41783