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

  • Rome
  • Available in: Italian, English

About the guru MariaGrazia

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 2 people

Meeting point
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How to find me: On the right side of Castel Sant'Angelo main entrance, the one facing the bridge
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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Ratings 15

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Erika

18 days ago

Maria Grazia was super knowledgeable, and delivered the tour at a nice pace. She's very nice as well :) I recommend this tour 100%!

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you Erika for the review. Have a great time here in Rome. Maria Grazia
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Nick

28 days ago

Absolutely loved it! A certain 5* and would recommend to anyone

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you Nick for your review. Wish you all the best.
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Paul O Keeffe

30 days ago

I would highly recommend taking the guru walking tour with Maria she was a cheerful character very informative and well able to answer any questions asked about every aspect of the Vatican history or Rome

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you very much for your review, I'm really happy to know that you enjoyed the time we spent together. Enjoy the rest of your holidays here in Rome. Maria Grazia
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NAWF SHARIEF

1 month ago

I really enjoyed this tour. Maria has a magnificent way of communicating with others as well as explaining the history. She is very knowledgeable but not arrogant. Her English is excellent.

Strongly recommended.

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad to to know that you enjoyed the tour. Wish you all the best, Maria Grazia.
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Till

1 month ago

Great tour! Super knowledgeable guide! Highly recommended!

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you Till. Enjoy the rest of your holidays here in Rome.
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Jolanta

1 month ago

Thank you Maria , it was a great experience walk with you , your knowledge and passion made the day unforgettable. We are truly enjoyed. Highly recommended to everyone.

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you Jolanta for your review. Glad to know you enjoyed the tour. Wish you all the best.
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