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

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Italian
Quality Verified 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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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

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 4 people

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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

63 ratings
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4.93
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4.54
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4.79
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Flavie 22 Sep 2022
Breda
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Thank you Maria for the great experience. I really enjoyed the walk with the group and I gained so much knowledge about the history of Rome and Vatican city. I will de...

David 15 Sep 2022
Vancouver
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Great your of inside the Vatican by mariagrazie. Both knowledgeable, dynamic and fun

Jan 08 Sep 2022
Heidelberg
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Travelled in family - Sep 2022

Highly recommended and a lot longer than planned

Claudine 08 Sep 2022
Siggiewi
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

MariaGrazia was extremely professional and even managed to make the long queueing for entry into the Vatican interesting using visual aids

Helene 26 Aug 2022
Houston
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

This was one of the best tours that we have ever taken. Maria Grazia is such a wealth of information that I am not even sure where to start on a review. She is so pati...

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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
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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