Take our Angels and Demons Experience in Rome and explore the Eternal City from a unique point of view! With this 4 hour walking tour you will explore Rome through the pages of Dan Brown’s best-selling book, accompanied by a local, official guide. Angels and Demons is rife with secrets and intrigues and this is the side of Rome’s history that you will discover during your Angels and Demons Experience. With the help of your private guide, learn everything about the sites featured in Dan Brown’s book and film, as well as the dark legends of the “Illuminati” cult.
You will meet your personal guide just outside the Church of St. Mary of the Victory. This is about 5 minutes walk from both Barberini and Repubblica Metro station. Here you will have the opportunity to admire some stunning marble work by Bernini that represents the Ecstasies of St. Therese of Avila. Your private tour in the footsteps of Dan Brown’s book will continues to Piazza del Popolo and the Church of St Mary of the People, home to the Chigi Chapel. In the novel, Robert Langdon finds the dead body of the first Cardinal here, with his mouth full of soil.
Next stop on your Angels and Demons Experience will be the Pantheon, a very ancient roman temple, then converted into a church, where many personalities are buried. The Pantheon is also Raphael’s burial place. This is why Robert Langdon visits the Pantheon: he mistakenly thinks the first altar of science is here, because the hint in the poem read “From Santi’s earthly tomb with demon’s hole”. Langdon is led to think the word “Santi” refers to Raphael’s surname, “Santi” or “Sanzio”. Following the itinerary, your private guide will take you to Navona Square (Piazza Navona), home to the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini and another heart-stopping scene from Angels and Demons! You will then proceed to Castel Sant’Angelo, that you will have the chance to admire from the outside, with its famous Passetto. The Passetto was the secret passage used by the Popes in the ancient times and fits perfectly in this itinerary of intrigue and mystery.
Finally you will reach St. Peter’s Square and stop at the obelisk there. As you look out onto St Peter’s Basilica your guide will explain to you all about the process of selecting a new Pope from the existing cardinals, the theme through which the whole plot of Angels and Demons develops.
Follow Dan Brown’s exciting itinerary laid out in Angels and Demons in the company of an expert , passionate private guide and you will feel like you have literally stepped inside the book.