Angel and Demons Tour
Admire the eternal city in Rome, discovering and taking to many sites from the book of Dan Brown ‘Angels and Demons’.
We will take care of the transportation from one attractions to the other providing a private driver.
It’s a unique way to explore the city’s most important attractions such as Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo or the Pantheon. Your guide will bring you through the movie, book and sites with magical mastery and you will learn the history behind the buildings and locations described in the book and where Dan Brown adapted the true history for his book.
In this tour you will see:
Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, This was the starting point of the Via Flaminia, the road to Ariminum (modern-day Rimini) and the most important route to the north. For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826.
With our "Angel and Demons Tour" you will also see the:
The Pantheon, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa and rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian about 126 AD, is one of the most beautiful Rome attractions. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3 metres. It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. It has been in continuous use throughout its history. Now the Pantheon is used as a Roman Catholic church dedicated to “St. Mary and the Martyrs”. (Possibility to enter depend on its daily schedule)
Then our "Angel and Demons Tour" will lead you to:
Piazza Navona (Navona square) is one of the most ancient and full of history places in Rome. Its shape is that of an ancient stadium.
Piazza Navona is a symbol of Baroque Rome, with architectural and sculptural elements like Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers or buildings like the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone and the Palazzo Pamphilj.
The square is surrounded by restaurants and terraces, so you will feel a lively and delightful atmosphere during the day.
Here, you can enjoy performances by street artists or the biggest Christmas maket in December
The next step of our "Angel and Demons Tour" is:
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Santa Maria della Vittoria is a Catholic titular church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The church is known for the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the Cornaro Chapel, the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. The statues depict a moment as described by Saint Teresa of Avila in her autobiography, where she had the vivid vision of a Seraph piercing her heart with a golden shaft, causing her both immense joy and pain.
Another step of our "Angel and Demons Tour" is:
St. Peter's Square
St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by some to be the first Pope. At the centre of the square is an ancient Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1586. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square almost 100 years later, including the massive Doric colonnades, four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church".
Last step of our "Angel and Demons Tour" is:
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant’Angelo was built by the emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century as a mausoleum for himself and his family.
Since 1925 it has housed the National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo. The visit itinerary guides the public through the physical places - courtyards, rooms, loggias - and above all through all the historical phases. The itinerary leads the visitor to the sepulchral cell of Hadrian, in the footsteps of the procession that carried the emperor's ashes; makes him climb on the walls, enter the halls of the papal apartments, in the Cagliostro prison up to the spectacular Terrazza dell'Angelo, from which Tosca decided to throw himself into the Tiber; and exit, for the first time, through the monumental portal built by the Sienese architect Giovanni Sallustio Peruzzi, son of the most famous Baldassarre.
With our "Angel and Demons Tour" you will learn the history behind the buildings and locations described in the Dan Brown's Angels and Demons book :
- Piazza del Popolo
- Piazza Navona
- Santa Maria della Vittoria
- St. Peter's Square
- Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
*Our tour do NOT includes all the entrance tickets for the above mentioned attractions. Our Tour includes an official licensed giude and the transport from one attractions to the other with a private car/van. Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Meeting Point: Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
- Tour End: Lungotevere Castello, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy