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The Vatican and Rome. 2000 years of history

Your Guru: Manuel
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4.9
187 ratings
  • Rome
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  • 2h

About the Guru

I am an authorized guide of Rome and its province and for more than 20 years I have been involved in the illustration of the treasures of Rome with dedication and passion for cultural dissemination. In addition to a first degree in Political Science, I have a BA in Art History and another in Classical Archaeology. I like to tell the history and art of Rome, always trying to ... More

I am an authorized guide of Rome and its province and for more than 20 years I have been involved in the illustration of the treasures of Rome with dedication and passion for cultural dissemination. In addition to a first degree in Political Science, I have a BA in Art History and another in Classical Archaeology. I like to tell the history and art of Rome, always trying to stimulate the attention and curiosity of the participants in my tours.

About the Tour

A route particularly recommended for those interested in learning more about the history of the Vatican and its two-thousand-year relationship with Rome!
Why is St. Peter's Basilica located in the Vatican? When was it built? Why does the Vatican have this name? What is the "Passetto"? The tour will allow you to answer these and many other questions, guiding you on an itinerary full of charm and history.
Through an in-depth overview from the outside we will examine:

  • Piazza Cavour (start of the tour)
  • Sant'Angelo castel
  • Via della Conciliazione
  • Passetto di Borgo
  • Vatican walls
  • St. Peter's Square (end of tour)

At the end, on their own behalf, the participants can choose to visit the interior of St. Peter's Basilica and, if they wish, go to the Vatican Museums, whose entrance is not far from the square.
So do not hesitate to discover together the Vatican, the beating heart of the Church of Rome, its history and its treasures!
For a thorough understanding of the history of the city through other relevant places, I also recommend:
https://www.guruwalk.com/it/walks/39884-alla-scoperta-dell-antica-roma-free-walking-tour-dal-campidoglio-al-colosseo
https://www.guruwalk.com/it/walks/34739-trastevere-isola-tiberina-e-il-ghetto (in English)

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I will be at the right side of the central monument of Cavour square (looking at the Palace of Justice) with a sign reading "Vatican tour"

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

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 (187)

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4.75
Itay
25 Jul 2022 Dvir
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022

Very interesting tour!

Katie
22 Jul 2022 Detroit
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Stephanie
15 Jul 2022 Sioux Falls
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Loved the tour! Manuel has so much interesting knowledge and I learned a lot.

Response from Manuel
I'm very happy that you liked the tour so much! Thanks a lot, Stephanie!
Alexander
15 Jul 2022
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022

Response from Manuel
Thanks a lot, Alexander!
Karine
13 Jul 2022
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

I certainly would recommand this tour! It's a perfect introduction to the vatican and his creation!

Response from Manuel
I really appreciate your commentary, Karine! Thanks a lot!

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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!