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The Rome of the Popes: from Castel Sant'Angelo to the Vatican

Your Guru: MariaGrazia
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  • Rome
  • Available in English, Italian
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

I was born and raised in Rome, the Eternal City. I am a Licensed Tour Guide and I graduated in History of Rome. I love meeting people from all over the world, sharing with them my knowledge of the most important sights along with the lesser known ones. Being a Tour Guide means to me leading tours with passion and with a hint of humor.

I was born and raised in Rome, the Eternal City. I am a Licensed Tour Guide and I graduated in History of Rome. I love meeting people from all over the world, sharing with them my knowledge of the most important sights along with the lesser known ones. Being a Tour Guide means to me leading tours with passion and with a hint of humor.

About the Tour

The tour starts in Castel Sant'Angelo, once a monumental mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, later transformed into a fortress and prison of the Papal States. Many well-known characters were locked up in the cells of this famous monument that stands out on the right bank of the Tiber river. The visit does not include the entrance to the Castle. We will later move along Via della Conciliazione to Piazza San Pietro where you can admire the wonderful Colonnade of Gian Lorenzo Bernini before entering the most famous Basilica in the world. I will tell you about the long and complex history of this place so significant in the Christian history of the city of Rome and I will illustrate the treasures and relics preserved in this magnificent Basilica. To access the Basilica appropriate clothing is required so I recommend no shorts and covered shoulders. Minimum 4 people

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: On the right side of Castel Sant'Angelo main entrance, the one facing the bridge

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Thu, 23 Sep 12:30
  • English
    Tue, 28 Sep 12:30
  • English
    Thu, 07 Oct 12:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (36)

Kaya 09/16/2021

Maria was absolutely amazing. The tour she prepared was super interesting and informative, and we learned so much about Catholicism, the popes and Italy without being overwhelmed. Maria is incredibly engaging and passionate about the stories she tells, which are full of detail and interesting facts. She also knew the answer to every question we had; like a walking library. Do not miss this tour!

Sara 09/13/2021

Visita molto piacevole, informazioni e spiegazioni chiare, complete e esaustive; guida molto professionale e esperta.

Mimi 09/08/2021

MariaGrazia was a guide with full of detailed information. Would love to do other tours wth her again.

Galina 09/07/2021

This is definitely the best option for those willing to acquire or refresh their knowledge of Rome history, Vatican, popes, St.Peter's, Italian arts and architecture - because she knows all of this! Bravo, Maria Grazia!

Laura 08/15/2021


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