Enter the Church of Illumination for a glimpse of ‘il Passetto’, the secret passage connecting the Vatican to notorious Castel Sant’Angelo. A unique experience that will let you visit the most beautiful piazzas in Rome as well as the unexplored sites where pagan symbolism and Christianity intermix to reveal a disturbing ancient truth.
01 Apr - 18 Nov : Tuesday & Friday
19 Nov - 31 Mar : Friday
The tour starts from Piazza del Popolo, on the steps of Santa Maria del Popolo church located next to the big archway in the city of Rome.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at Castel Sant’Angelo
The tour starts from Piazza del Popolo, on the steps of Santa Maria del Popolo church located next to the big archway in the city of Rome. You will be picked up from here in an air-conditioned coach and accompanied by an English-speaking guide taken on an ‘Angels and Demons’ tour based on the book by Dan Brown. The story of Angels and Demons involves a conflict between an ancient group, the ‘Illuminati’ and the Roman Catholic Church. Take this treasure-hunt like romp through the Eternal City of Rome, follows the path of the ‘Illuminati’, a secret brotherhood which acts as a shadowy power behind the throne. Visit Santa Maria del Popolo church, Piazza del Popolo, St. Peter’s Square, Santa Maria della Vittoria church, Pantheon, Piazza della Minerva, Piazza Navona and Castel Sant’Angelo. Explore Castel Sant’Angelo from the inside. It is a towering cylindrical building initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The popes converted the structure into a castle in the 14th century. In Dan Brown’s novel, the location was the secret lair for the Hassassin (the killer) and the last existing church of the Illuminati. After exploring the castle and learning about Hassassin’s plan to blow up the Vatican City and other secrets, the tour ends at Castel Sant’Angelo.
Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with dress code requirements.
Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.
Proof of age required on the day of the tour for those paying child rates.
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on this tour.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
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