Guided tour

Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

Activity provider: Romaetravel
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Discover the mysteries of Rome as you enjoy a tour of the city’s ancient landmarks inspired by Dan Brown's bestseller, Angels and Demons. Follow the route taken by the book’s protagonist, Robert Langdon, along the path of the Illuminati.

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Duration 3.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup optional
Hotels located inside the Aurelian Walls.

Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the trail from Dan Brown's best-selling book through Rome
  • Take a guided tour along the path of the Illuminati
  • Enjoy a blend of history and literature with a knowledgeable local guide
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (for hotels inside the Aurelian Walls)
  • Small-group tour
  • Admission fee for Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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In front of Church Santa Maria della Vittoria, Via Venti Settembre, 17, 00187 Rome.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 215 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    3.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Anestis was an excellent guide through the streets and landmarks of Rome and the Vatican. Like all great tour guides, his attention to detail and intricate knowledge of the city's history, lore and legends was evident throughout. Whether you've read Angels and Demons or not, this is worthy every dollar you spend. Also good to know - this is a long walking tour, so get your walking shoes on and carry water/refreshments with you.

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December 23, 2021

Anestis is an absolutely AMAZING man. I’m not just “saying it” HE IS. So informative and fun. Walked a lot and saw so many places he talks about the book and the movie. He is an absolute pleasure to be with. I even felt sad to leave him. % recommend.

November 20, 2021

This tour is entirely on foot. We were at all the filming locations and were sometimes a bit disappointed. Most of the film scenes were shot in the studios and the sets were only recreated. Those who know the film well will be a bit disappointed here. Because a lot of it is just fiction. Also, the scenes from the film don't always match the original.

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October 19, 2021

Product ID: 59571