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Tour of Rome most significant sites mentioned in Dan Brown's fiction an movie Angels and Demons.
Basilica of St. Maria del Popolo, Piazza Navona (Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers), Basilica of St. Maria della Vittoria (Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Theresa), St. Angel Castle (Passetto) and St. Peter's Square (West wind mark)
Tour Code & Name: RD/03 - Angels & Demons Tour
Duration: 4 hours approximately
Meeting Point: your hotel or to be agreed
Departure Time: 8:00 A.M.
Operating days: closed on religious holidays & Sundays but the last of each month
For 2009 the religious Holidays are: January 1,6, February 11, March 19, April 13, May 1, 21, June 11, 29, August 15, December 8, 25,26
Handicapped Visitors: itinerary difficult with wheelchair
Transportation: required and to be paid by clients
Entrance Fees: St. Angel Castle € 9.00 p.p.
Languages availability: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Other languages on demand.
Dress Code: entrance to the Churches requires appropriate attire: covered shoulders, long or short sleeves (no sleeveless arms), long trousers for gentlemen and skirts or trousers, long enough to cover their knees, for ladies.
Booking: Tours should be booked at least 15 days prior to your scheduled arrival. Anyhow you may always send us an e-mail at any time and we will make all the efforts to meet your requirements.
Conducted by your professional tour guide visit the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo where in the left aisle the second chapel (Chigi chapel) was created by Raphael, who designed the two opposite pyramidal tombs of Agostino Chigi and his brother Sigismondo. See Habakkuk and the Angel the latter pointing the way down the Path of Illumination - Earth and skeleton cupermiento covering the 'demon's hole' and subterranean crypt
Been in this church you can't miss visiting the chapel on the left of High altar were are Caravaggio's canvases St. Peter's Crucifixion and St. Paul's Conversion, dated 1601.
Then drive to the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria to appreciate the awesome marble masterpiece of the Ecstasy of St. Theresa by Gianlorenzo Bernini - Path of Illumination - Fire "… his great golden spear… filled with fire… plunged into me several times… penetrated to my entrails… a sweetness so extreme that one could not possibly wish it to stop." - St. Teresa.
Then drive to the Vatican to see the Swiss Guards (the most loyal sentinels on earth) and St. Peter's Square where is the marble mark of the western wind West Ponente - Path of Illumination - Air.
Visit St. Angel Castle to see the secret passageway between Castle St. Angelo - Path of Illumination - Illuminati Lair and the Vatican called Passetto - Path of Illumination - Il Passetto and St. Angel Bridge with Bernini's Angels 'angelic Breezy Maniacs'.
End the tour in one of the most beautiful squares in the world: Piazza Navona. See the Fountain of the Four Rivers designed by Bernini - Path of Illumination - Water. Each one of four statues personifying rivers represent one of the four continents known in the 17th century: Danube for Europe, Plate River for the Americas, Ganges for Asia and Nile for Africa. On the central rock has benn settled the 1st century A.D. Obelisk with on top a bronze dove mentioned in the novel. It is one of the heraldic symbols of Pope Innocent X coat of arms.
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