Minerva & Pantheon Tour

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Adult 18+
Child 4-17
Infant 0-3

Visit Ancient Rome’s Pantheon on a walking tour

Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of one of the most historic areas of Rome led by a top-rated guide. Your visit starts at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. This church is the headquarters of the Dominican orders and hosts the tombs of popes, artists, and saints. It was built above the ancient temple of Minerva, goddess of wisdom.

See artworks by Michelangelo, Bernini, Antoniazzo Romano and a fantastic series of frescoes by Filippino Lippi. Stop by the grave of the pope who governed the least amount of time, Urban VII, and the funerary monuments of the popes who faced the schism of Luther and Henry VIII, Leo X and Clemens VII.

You also see the tomb of Saint Catherine and painter Beato Angelico. Next to the Church, you walk by the house of the Dominicans, where scientist Galileo was tried in the XVII century. You also see the shops where the clergy and the pope get their clothes and the school for the Vatican ambassadors.

A few steps away, you visit the Pantheon, the best-preserved temple of Ancient Rome. It has been the model for many buildings around the world, including the Jefferson Memorial in Washington and the Pantheon in Paris.

Your guide reveals all the secrets of this masterpiece of Roman architecture with the help of an iPad and other multimedia tools. You see the tombs of painter Raphael and Queen Margherita, who gave the name to the famous pizza. Prepare to be amazed by the large dome of the building, the marble, the columns and the perfection of its proportions. You will love this tour!

Sites Visited

Checkmark Santa Maria Sopra Minerva – The main church of the Dominicans in Rome
Checkmark Tombs of the Popes – Paul IV, Urban VII, Benedict XIII, Clemens VII, Leo X
Checkmark Carafa Chapel – Renaissance masterpieces by Filippino Lippi
Checkmark Pantheon – Rome’s best-preserved ancient temple
Checkmark Bernini’s Elephant – Supporting an Ancient Egyptian Obelisk
Checkmark Tomb of Painter Raphael and the sepulchers of Queen Margherita and Victor Emmanuel II
Checkmark Oldest Active Hotel in Rome and the Obelisk of Ramses II
Checkmark Michelangelo’s Christ with the Cross and the tomb of Saint Catherine of Siena