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Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome provided by Raphael Tours in Rome

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Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome

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  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-06-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the Pantheon and the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva on a Rome walking tour. Laced with intrigue and architectural delight, the two monuments are surprisingly sidelined by many guidebooks. Hear their history from a local guide, and stumble upon Michelangelo sculptures, the tomb of Raphael, and the world’s largest unsupported dome as you explore. Historical reconstructions and multimedia props complete the experience.
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You'll start at
Piazza della Minerva
Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, ItalyMeeting point at the statue of stone elephant in the center of the square
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    Pantheon
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Piazza della Rotonda
Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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Highlights
  • Avoid crowds and focus on Rome’s Pantheon and Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • See the history of the two sites come to life through reconstructions
  • Learn about the creation of the Pantheon’s visually impressive dome
  • Choose a small-group tour with 15 people or upgrade to a private tour option
What to Expect
From Piazza della Minerva in Rome, stroll with your guide to the Pantheon. The temple is widely said to be one of Ancient Rome’s best-preserved monuments; hear its history as you explore inside with your guide. Gaze up at the huge dome, which has no visible vaults or arches to support it, and learn about the architectural achievement from your guide. Tear your eyes away from the open-air oculus, which illuminates the interior and rest them on the tombs of Rome’s bygone VIPs: The likes of Raphael and Queen Margherita were laid to rest in the Pantheon. From the ancient temple, walk across to the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, a Gothic masterpiece built on top of pagan temples. Sculptures by Michelangelo and Bernini, 15th-century frescoes, and a Fra Angelico altar are just a few of the highlights. Your tour ends at the basilica.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Private or small group tour
  • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • Entry/Admission - Raphael Tours in Rome
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers do apply: there is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirements. In such an event, you will be offered an alternative
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mel7hills wrote a review Feb. 2020
Fayetteville, Arkansas3 contributions
We enjoyed the tour, and would recommend Virginia as a guide. Some unfortunate circumstances dampened our experience. The cathedral that was part of the tour is in renovation, so, was not accessible. There was rain and wet streets. So, our timing factored in on our overall
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Zac wrote a review Jan. 2020
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
Surprisingly, I was the only visitor on this tour, primarily due to the low season however this only worked in my favour. The tour lasted approx. 2.5 hours and was consistent with interesting and a depth of information in which was greatly beneficial to me. My tour guide
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Date of experience: January 2020
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J W wrote a review Dec. 2019
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Having a private tour with Virginia made our visit so much more valuable. She pointed out details and filled in the background we would have missed if we didn't have her guidance. She is very knowledgeable and able to answer my architect (who studied the pantheon in school)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Griff wrote a review Nov. 2019
Stowmarket, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
Of the 3 tours I booked for my trip to Rome, this was by far the most interesting and memorable. While the Santa Maria basilica was closed for restoration when we arrived, the tour guide took us to another church close by (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro) that he was able to
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Lorrie W wrote a review Oct. 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin44 contributions3 helpful votes
You must stop and see the Pantheon. It is an architectural wonder and it is a tribute to Christianity. Free admission and free headphones to walk you through the Pantheon.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Excellent balance of food and history
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Excellent tour
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A good start!
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An amazing experience - great guide an fantastic food.
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Not to be missed
Loved this tour. Our tour guide was amazing,so glad we did this at the beginning of our Rome stay. Great introduct
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Great experience & fun!!
Mattia was a wonderful guide. Shared a lot of history & was warm, amusing & caring. I was surprised at the amount
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Fabulous food with a great guide - not to be missed
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