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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. Your next stop will be 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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4.3 / 5

based on 268 reviews

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.

Laura was the perfect guide. She was full of useful information. She knew the scenes to match up with the sites. It was the full 4 hours and probably the most entertaining of the 4 tours we took.

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

Our guide Anestis gave us an unforgettable, highly interesting. exciting and informative afternoon. It couldn't be better - thank you!