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Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome

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Roma, Italy

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Explore Rome’s colorful religious history on this guided tour of the Pantheon and the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. See ancient tombs, artwork, and landmarks as your guide uses multimedia tools and reconstructions to bring the past to vivid life.
  • Pantheon and Basilica guided tour in Rome
  • Learn about ancient gods and religion
  • See landmark artwork and architecture
  • Led by a local guide
Local guide
Private or small group tour
Gratuities

Departure Point

Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Make your way to the Piazza della Minerva, where this tour begins, close to central attractions and public transport. Meet a local guide, and enter the Pantheon, a Roman temple that is among the best preserved of the city’s ancient Roman buildings. Find out how the Pantheon was dedicated to the worship of every god, and what’s known of the Pantheon’s history.

Step beneath the graceful dome, still the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world, and look up through the open-air oculus. See the tombs of the painter Raphael, King Victor Emmanuel II, and Queen Margherita, and hear stories about the Pantheon in ancient life.

Continue to the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, a Gothic church built on the site of three pagan temples. Inside the church, you’ll find a statue by Michelangelo and sumptuous artwork: see a pair of 15th-century frescoes, an altarpiece attributed to Fra Angelico, and an altar that covers the headless body of St. Catherine of Siena.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pantheon
Originally pagan temple, in 608 became Christian church. In XVI century became art memorial since Raphael the painter wanted to be buried here and in XX century hosted the tombs of kings of Italy. Step under the oculus, the eye that lights the interior of the Pantheon and warks also as a sundial
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
This church hosts the tombs of 5 popes, including two member of Florence Medici family. See also marble works of Michelangelo and Bernini as well as paintings of Pilippino Lippi . Next to the Church you will walk by the house of the Dominicans where scientist Galileo was trialed in XVII century.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Raphael Tours in Rome
tour operator
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 travelers 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Note that the meeting place is on the side of the Pantheon near Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, not at the front of the Pantheon." See review
  • "It would have been better if a headphone system was provided." See review
  • "Good private tour of the Santa Maria Minerva and the Pantheon." See review

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Great Tour & Super Patient w a Toddler
Lori
, Jul 2020
Our guide, Giovanna, was so nice and patient with our toddler! He was pitching a fit and she was so patient and tried to help us with him. She had great English and knew a ton of information. The Santa Maria was closed due to covid and she took us another beautiful church nearby (St Ignacio I think). Great experience!
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Best tour guide ever
Gluegum88
, Jan 2020
The tour guide was one of the best ones we have ever had. He was so respectful and made sure we had finished taking our photos before he moved on to the next thing. Generally just a really nice, good guy. The tour itself was great and he provided lots of information along the way. I think the tour guide's name was Mateo? (it's been a few days since and lots of things have happened since). The tour is very reasonably priced and we would have even paid more because the guide was so good. A definite recommend.
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Very good tour with excellent guide
flying49
, Nov 2019
Virginia our guide was excellent, she was very knowledgeable easily the best guide we had this trip.
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Excellent guide
Johanne R
, Jun 2019
Knowledgeable guide made tour interesting. Found out so much more about these places than we would have on our own.
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Great tour
IndianaJattravel
, Apr 2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative!! This was a reasonably priced tour packed with history-would recommend
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Good private tour of the Santa Maria...
William L
, Apr 2018
Good private tour of the Santa Maria Minerva and the Pantheon. Good personal service and very good tour guide. Highly recommended
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This tour was just as advertised...
Elissa S
, Mar 2018
This tour was just as advertised. The Pantheon is not to be missed and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva was interesting as well. the tour guide was chock full of historical knowledge and made the tour interesting and fun. Highly recommend it!
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Exceptional. Great tour guide and just...
Steve B
, Feb 2018
Exceptional. Great tour guide and just the right amount of information.
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Loved this tour. Our tour guide was...
Susan W
, Jan 2018
Loved this tour. Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend.
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Guide excellent Pantheon crowded but...
Gaye D
, Nov 2017
Guide excellent Pantheon crowded but not uncomfortably so. Santa Minerva worth a visit.

Product code: 20455P47

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