Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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from$33.22
4.5 out of 5

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Visit Rome's best preserved Ancient temple and the tomb of Raphael. Explore one of the city's most beautiful churches home of the Inquisition that trialed scientist Galileo Galilei. On this fascinating tour you will learn the ins and outs of the Pantheon and the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, led by a local expert guide that uses multimedia tools and powerful reconstructions to make you travel back in time.
Visit the best preserved temple of Ancient Rome and one of the city' most spectacular churches. The Pantheon was built in I century b.C. by emperor Octavian and was dedicated to all the pagan gods. Today it is a Catholic church and contains the tombs of some  famous people of Italy: painter Raphael, King Victor Emmanuel II and queen Margherita from which the notorious pizza takes its name. The Pantheon is still a masterpiece of architecture and model for many new buildings around the world including the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC in Usa. A local expert guide will show and explain every detail of it using multimedia tools and superb reconstructions. In addition you will explore the nearby Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. It is the resting place of the Medici Popes, it was the center of the Roman Inquisition and contains important artworks by Michelangelo, Lippi and other great artists. You will love this tour!

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Private or small group tour

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Led by a local guide
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