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The Rome of the Popes: from Castel Sant'Angelo to the Vatican

  • Rome
  • Available in: Italian, English

About the guru MariaGrazia

I was born and raised in Rome, the Eternal City. I am a Licensed Tour Guide and I graduated in History of Rome. I love meeting people from all over the world, sharing with them my knowledge of the most important sights along with the lesser known ones. Being a Tour Guide means to me leading tours with passion and with a hint of humor.

I was born and raised in Rome, the Eternal City. I am a Licensed Tour Guide and I graduated in History of Rome. I love meeting people from all over the world, sharing with them my knowledge of the most important sights along with the lesser known ones. Being a Tour Guide means to me leading tours with passion and with a hint of humor.

About the tour

The tour starts in Castel Sant'Angelo, once a monumental mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, later transformed into a fortress and prison of the Papal States. Many well-known characters were locked up in the cells of this famous monument that stands out on the right bank of the Tiber river. The visit does not include the entrance to the Castle. We will later move along Via della Conciliazione to Piazza San Pietro where you can admire the wonderful Colonnade of Gian Lorenzo Bernini before entering the most famous Basilica in the world. I will tell you about the long and complex history of this place so significant in the Christian history of the city of Rome and I will illustrate the treasures and relics preserved in this magnificent Basilica. To access the Basilica appropriate clothing is required so I recommend no shorts and covered shoulders.

Minimum 2 people

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How to find me: On the right side of Castel Sant'Angelo main entrance, the one facing the bridge
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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Ratings 11

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Till

9 days ago

Great tour! Super knowledgeable guide! Highly recommended!

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you Till. Enjoy the rest of your holidays here in Rome.
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Jolanta

11 days ago

Thank you Maria , it was a great experience walk with you , your knowledge and passion made the day unforgettable. We are truly enjoyed. Highly recommended to everyone.

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you Jolanta for your review. Glad to know you enjoyed the tour. Wish you all the best.
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Teresa Saldanha

18 days ago

Fantastic tour, I have made two tours with her as I really liked the first one. City of emperors and Rome of the popes. She is very kind and knows a lot of history!

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you again Teresa, enjoy the rest of your holidays. Cheers
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Triin

23 days ago

Oh MariaGrazia - simply amazing and professional! We felt like we were not on a hobby tour, but together with a specialist, who knows everything about everything. Maria is also kind and has a great sense of humor. We are simply sorry that we did not make it to other tours with her! Grazie Mille!

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Grazie mille Triin for your amazing review. I am really glad that you enjoyed the time we spent together. Wish you all the best.
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Matthias

25 days ago

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Thank you Matthias
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Enrico

25 days ago

Abbiamo scelto il tour da Castel sant'angelo al vaticano. Mariagrazia sa davvero dove guardare. Si è soffermata su tutti i punti salienti, spiegando ogni cosa con precisione e grande chiarezza. È una persona estremamente preparata e disponibile ad ogni domanda, senza mai risultare pedante o noiosa. Durante tutte le spiegazioni all'interno di San Pietro è sempre rispettosa. Consiglio vivamente!

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Response from MariaGrazia:

Grazie mille per la review, mi fa piacere che il tour vi sia piaciuto. Vi auguro una splendida giornata.
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