Whether you’ve read Dan Brown’s best-selling novel Angels and Demons, have seen the movie, or are just plain curious about the secrets hidden away inside Rome’s famous churches and squares – the first and only Official Angels and Demons Tour has something for you. Discover Rome in a refreshingly unique way, visiting fascinating sites with an expert, local guide who will encourage you to solve the enigmas you encounter along the way.
This tour will take you to the real-life locations that inspired the novel. Your tour begins at Piazza del Popolo in the incredible Santa Maria del Popolo church. Here, your English-speaking guide will set the scene for your race against the clock through the Eternal City. You’ll be invited to unlock centuries-old clues hidden in plain sight as you learn about Rome’s favorite sculptor: Bernini. Your guide will play a key role in making your tour an unforgettable experience as you are led on a quest to separate fact from fiction and history from stories.
Next, you will be escorted through the city in comfortable, air-conditioned transport as you head from St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, the epicenter of the action in the novel, to the Santa Maria della Vittoria church. Here, you’ll admire Bernini’s exquisite Ecstasy of St. Teresa sculpture (and scrutinize it for clues!). Your guide is an expert storyteller that will bring the novel to life, answer your questions, and share the fascinating history behind each of the sites.
Mid-tour we’ll offer you a coffee at one of Rome’s best cafés, a welcome break as we cover the city end to end in search of clues. Our pursuit will take us to well-known spots in Rome such as the bustling Piazza Navona, to hidden gems like the Piazza della Minerva, where we’ll learn a little about Bernini’s humorous side.
Our search for the secret meeting place of the Illuminati and the novels’ finale will culminate on the terrace of Castel Sant’Angelo. Originally built as a mausoleum for the emperor Hadrian, this impressive fortress served for many years as a safe-haven for Popes and is connected directly to the Vatican by a hidden passageway called “il passetto”, which we’ll be able to see from outside. You will be enthralled as your expert guide recounts the dramatic climax of the novel while you admire the equally dramatic view of the city center from Castel Sant’Angelo’s roof.
For Dan Brown fans, the Illuminati-curious, or those just looking for a one-of-a-kind way to explore Rome’s history and wonders, this tour provides a unique way to visit the most beautiful piazzas in Rome. Jump right into the middle of the action on this interactive Official Angels and Demons Tour.
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