lluminati Tour following the footsteps of Dan Brown's Angels and demons

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy
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Tour description

For a twist on the typical city tour, immerse yourself into the Rome of ‘Angels and Demons,’ Dan Brown’s bestselling novel. Inspired by the book, this sightseeing adventure takes you on a treasure hunt through the Eternal City, following the trail of the secret society known as the Illuminati. As you go, you’ll see top Rome attractions like the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Navona and Castel Sant’Angelo.

Explore Rome following the trail of Dan Brown's best seller, enjoy the tour discovering Rome's “Angels and Demons” along the path of the Illuminati. The treasure hunt through the Eternal City follows the itinerary of the Illuminati. The tour begins at Pantheon where Robert Langdom, the protagonist of Dan Brown's book, casually arrives because he misunderstood a clue. His actual destination is the church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Popolo Square, that is also our second stop. The church is famous for his beautiful painting and his Chigi chapel, where Robert Langdom will find the first dead cardinal branded with a “EARTH” on his chest. Next stop will be St. Peter's Basilica, the Centre of Christianity. At the centre of the square there is an obelisk surrounded by a meridian with the wind rose. On the “ West Ponente” oval tile the protagonist finds another dead cardinal branded with “AIR”. Then , Langdom goes to the Vatican secret archives to look for information about the sect of the “Illuminati”. From the Vatican you will head to the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, in which you will admire the famous Bernini's sculpture “ Estasi di Santa Teresa”. Here Langdom finds the third dead cardinal branded with the word “FIRE”. After that you will walk through the most important places of the old town centre, such as Repubblica Square and Navona Square, where you will enjoy the wonderful Bernini's “Fountain of the four rivers” and the obelisk. According to the book, in this place Langdom finds the last dead cardinal branded with the word “WATER”. From Navona Square you will reach the last stop that is Castle Sant’Angelo, gathering place of the Illuminati, famous for the “passetto”, an hidden passage that leads to the Vatican City, a shortcut often used by the Popes as a way to escape, and in the book used as a hideout for the assassin. Whether you read book or not, this tour allows you to visit Rome in a completely unusual and interesting way.

What's included

  • Pick up Drop off
  • Map of the Illuminati path
  • guided tour

What's not included

  • Gratuities