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Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

1. Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

Explore Rome following the trail of Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's best-selling novel, Angels and Demons. The 3.5-hour tour begins at Pantheon, where Robert Langdon, the protagonist of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, arrives having misunderstood a clue. His intended destination was the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and that is the tour's second stop. The church is noted for the Chigi Chapel, where Langdon found the first dead cardinal, branded with the word earth on his chest. Next, stop outside St. Peter's Basilica, the center of Christianity. In the middle of St. Peter’s Square you’ll find an obelisk surrounded by a wind compass rose. On the west ponente oval tile the protagonist found another dead cardinal, branded with the word air. After this, Langdon enters the Vatican’s secret archives to look for information about the Illuminati. From the Vatican you’ll head to the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, where you’ll see Bernini's sculpture, Estasi di Santa Teresa. It was here that Langdon found the third dead cardinal, who was branded with the word fire. Your guide will take you through the most important places in the ancient city center, including Repubblica Square, and Navona Square, where you’ll see Bernini's stunning Fountain of the 4 Rivers and the obelisk. According to the book, Langdon finds the last dead cardinal here, branded with the word water. From Navona Square you’ll head to the last stop, Castel Sant’Angelo, a gathering place of the Illuminati, and hear about the passetto, a hidden passage that leads to Vatican City. This shortcut was used by past popes as a way to escape, and in the book it is used as a hideout for the assassin.

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What people are saying about Estasi di Santa Teresa

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 233 reviews

Our guide, Louisa, was very knowledgeable and seemed to like what she was doing. Very very personable with extensive knowledge of sculptures, architects and painters. I was fascinated to learn so much in a short amount of time. I will request her again if i am ever back in Rome. The only negative was that I scheduled for pick up and drop off at the hotel. They told me the night before that they do not do that anymore and I was told that only after I enquired about it. They say they will refund that cost but I have not been able to check and see if the refund has been posted.

Luisa was our guide and let me tell you all she is one of the BEST tour guides I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! The tour is not solely Angels & Demons related and I loved it. Luisa was extremely well versed in everything Angels & Demons, but also Roman/Italian history. We walked for almost 3 hours and It passed by way too quickly. I hope she has more tours because she is absolutely incredible!!

The tour was excellent and our guide , Laura, did an outstanding job explaining all the sights on this tour. She exceeded the usual time so that we could see the complete program. We would highly recommend the tour & her.

It was very good to book a semi-private guided tour. There were two of us (a couple) with a great guide Laura who took very good care of us and answered all individual questions.

Luisa was our guide and she was fabulous She was prompt, courteous and extremely knowledgeable We wouldn’t hesitate one bit to book with Get Your Guide again