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Piazza della Minerva: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Scavenger Hunt Smartphone Game

1. Rome: Scavenger Hunt Smartphone Game

Learn about Rome as you solve riddles and explore its major attractions with this smartphone game. Download the app and go to the starting point at Piazza Navona for your first challenge. Look around each location for clues. Use the map to navigate to each new place. Pause whenever you want to take a break or spend some more time sightseeing.

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Rome: Pantheon & Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour

2. Rome: Pantheon & Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour

Meet your guide on Piazza della Minerva in the heart of Rome to enter the best-preserved monument of Ancient Rome. Marvel at one of the most fabled temples of the Roman Empire. Get a detailed history of the Pantheon from your guide, who will point out ground-breaking features, such as the coffered concrete dome. Take a look at the oculus in the center of the dome, allowing natural light to illuminate the building while lightening the structural load. Initially a temple, the Pantheon is now one of the most spectacular churches in Rome and acts as the mausoleum to the tombs of Raphael, King Victor Emmanuel II and Queen Margherita among others. Then, make your way to the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva behind the Pantheon and explore the church where the popes of the Florentine Medici family were buried. Admire the church interior, covered in artworks by Michelangelo.

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Rome: Gourmet Wine and Dine in a Luxury Restaurant

3. Rome: Gourmet Wine and Dine in a Luxury Restaurant

Experience the taste sensations of Italy at a fine dining wine and dine adventure in Rome. Meet your guide in the Piazza della Minerva near the Pantheon, and head to your reserved table in a nearby restaurant. You will be greeted by the restaurant owners with a smile and warm handshake, as if they were inviting you into their own living room. Your meal starts with an aperitif and exclusive look at the historic cellar, where traces of Ancient Rome can be detected in the 16th-century walls. Then sit back and relax, while you are served a menu according to the season. Enjoy the specialties of the house, such as prosecco paired with cold meat and goats, tome or pecorino cheese. Sample cheeses from Lombardia, Piedmont and Tuscany. Follow with a typical pasta course, such as paccheri al cacio e pepe (cheese and black pepper), a main course of beef or fish, and a selection of Italian patisserie for dessert. Along the way, you will be served 4 wines especially selected as the perfect pairing for your food.

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What people are saying about Piazza della Minerva

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 91 reviews

We booked the guide just the evening before and we got contacted by the agency that is was hard to find a guide so soon. Therefor we rescheduled the guide to another time. The agency really showed flexibility. Great thanks! Our guide Georgio was amazing. We were the only one on the tour so it was a really nice private experience.

Fantastic Tour with a fantastic Guide. Veronica knew just everything, her german is very good. I was the only client on the tour, that made it very special. All the things you always wanted to know about the Pantheon and the area that sorrounds it, you get to know on this tour. Thank you so much.

Excellent Guide

The church was unexpectedly closed so the guide (Matteo) took us to another one nearby which was magnificent. Matteo was young, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We were the only people on this tour which meant it was totally personalised.

Outstanding! Tour guide incredibly knowledgable and very family friendly! Highly recommend this tour, you won’t regret it

Very informative, and the guide, I forgot his name (Josh or Georges) was fantastic. What a great historian!