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

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Italian
Registered on February 07, 2020

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.

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Tour description

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 5 people

N.B. To visit the Basilica we must use earphones that we collect before entering the church and they cost €1.50 per person 

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  • Meeting point:
    Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
    Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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    In front of the entrance to Castel Sant'Angelo, at the end of Sant'Angelo bridge.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Antonella 27 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Siamo da un tour fantastico a Roma -castel Sant'Angelo al Vaticano, e non posso fare a meno di condividere la mia esperienza estremamente positiva. La nostra guida, MariaGrazia, è stata assolutamente eccezionale. La sua conoscenza della storia e della cultura romana è impressionante e ha reso ogni tappa del tour affascinante e istruttiva. Se stai cercando un tour a Roma che sia educativo e divertente, non posso che raccomandare vivamente questo con MariaGrazia come guida. Grazie a lei, ho scoperto una Roma diversa e affascinante. Consiglio vivamente questa esperienza.
Silvia 25 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Maria Grazia è estremamente preparata e competente. Nonostante il sovraffollamento di turisti a causa della festività è riuscita a trasmetterci tantissime informazioni utili e interessanti. Da consigliare!
Laura 25 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Maria Grazia è stata bravissima nella farci scoprire curiosità legate alla Basilica e Castel Sant'Angelo, molto preparata e simpatica una esperienza che consiglio.
Brian 26 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
The guide had a LOT of knowledge that she shared in a balanced and interesting way.
Loretta 15 Mar 2024
Reggio Emilia

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Guida competente e preparata.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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