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Angels and Demons

The Path of the Illuminati

Category: Must Do
History
Art

Price from: $255

Duration: 3.5 Hours (approx.)

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Retrace the footsteps of the great Raphael, Bernini and Galileo that were supposedly part of the Circle of the Illuminati. Along the way you will have the chance to visit some of the most beautiful sites and churches in Rome.

Illuminati, designation in use from the 15th century, assumed by or applied to various groups of persons who claim to be unusually enlightened. The word is the plural of the Latin illuminatus (“revealed” or “enlightened”). According to adherents, the source of the “light” was viewed as being directly communicated from a higher source or due to a clarified and exalted condition of the human intelligence. Their teachings combined something of Egyptian Hermetism, Christian gnosticism, Jewish Kabbala, alchemy, and a variety of other occult beliefs and practices.

Start this adventure at Santa Maria del Popolo square where you will visit the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo and the mysterious Chigi’s Chapel. Reach the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Vittorie and admire the Ecstasy of St. Teresa, a sculptural group that is regarded as one of the major Baroque masterpieces by Bernini.

Your journey continues along the Path of the Illuminati: visit the Pantheon, the Fountain of the Four Rivers in Navona Square, and admire Castel Sant’Angelo; where your private tour guide will reveal the secret stories and tales behind these places full of mysteries.

End your experience in St. Peter’s Square that hides mysterious and alchemical symbols.

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Summary
  • Approximately 3.5 hours
  • Layer 1 Kid-friendly tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Private Tour Only
  • Suggested starting time
    9:00AM or 2:00PM
  • Available Every Day
  • Included 
    Blue Badge Qualified Guide | Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation Private Tour |
  • Not Included 
    Transfer to the site via Taxi (our guide can arrange this) Private Driver (can be arranged upon request)
Standard itinerary
Santa Maria del Popolo
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Piazza Navona
Pantheon
Castel Sant'Angelo
Piazza San Pietro
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Castel St. Angelo

US$140** Please note: Admission tickets are not included and will be charged separately.

As you exit St. Peter’s Square, your guide will lead you along a quiet street that follows ‘Il Passetto’, the passageway connecting the Vatican to Castel Sant’ Angelo, the Pope’s fortress. You can opt to visit the castle for breathtaking views of the city or cross over Bernini’s famous bridge of angels for scenic views of the river. A beautiful addition to the Vatican Tour, Castel Sant' Angelo is a great bookend to your day.

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Info about your Angels and Demons Tour:

  • Private Tour: This is a private tour – your party only.
  • Tour Time: Approximately 3h 30m. Adding optional sites will extend your tour time.
  • Tour Start Time: You can select your favorite starting time. We recommend 09:00AM or 2:00PM.
  • Tickets: Admission tickets are not needed.
  • Children Tour for Free: Children aged 17 and under tour free with paying parents. 
  • Dress Code: Modest attire is required to enter churches.
  • Design Your Own Experience: Sites visited are based on the pace of our average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level.
  • Mobility Impaired: Our tours involve a fair amount of walking. Please contact us if you are interested in modifying any of the tours for those who have trouble walking.
  • Guide Requests: Eyes of Rome will make every effort to schedule the guide you have requested, however, sometimes it is not possible due to schedule conflicts or time off. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.