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My family's favorite tour of our trip. The guide Peter was amazing - so well informed and entertaining. People will enjoy this even if they haven't read the book or seen the movie!
WHAT A FANTASTIC TOUR!
If you have read the book by Dan Brown, this tour is a MUST! It is still worth doing if you have just seen the film as the key locations set in Rome are the same in both book and film. Roberto, our guide was passionate about the book and had so much information to tell us about Rome, the book and the Vatican. From start to finish we both were totally enthrawled with his re-enactment of the story and the details behind the architecture, statues, sculptors, author, fincional characters, religion etc etc. It was probably the best city tour we have EVER done, and we have done a lot!
There were more in the party than we were expecting but the company had been let down by another guide so two groups had to be merged into one. But it did not cause us any problems as we were able to hear everything Roberto had to say, had plenty of time and opportunity for photo's even on a SUnday! and even when we stopped for refreshments, it did not take too long for us all to be served. You don't walk all the way, a coach is laid on to get you between the initial locations and then you walk from Palazzo Navana to Castel san Angelo.
You visit some wonderful churches that are not on the main tourist route and they are beautiful. We have never been inside Castel san Angelo so this was a pleasant visit and the views from the top are magnificent.
All I can add is great, great, GREAT!!!
Robert was excellent in bringing to life the history and the book! No need to have read the book to thoroughly enjoy this tour, the best tour in Rome bar none. Robert is a truly awesome story teller and historian. Tour is good mix of air conditioned bus transportation and walking.
Roberto is an excellent guide. he brought the book to life! AND provided so much historical information about the Vatican, churches, sculptures, artists... I highly recommend!
The tour was amazing!!! I highly recommend getting Roberto as your guide he is fantastic!!!!!
Next time you visit Rome, make sure to experience Angels and Demons tour. You dont need to read the book or watch the movie as long as you have Robert as your tour guide, you will absolutely have an amazing memories of Rome, and the story of Angels and Demons itself. You rock, Robert!
Roberto our guide made the tour. He was enthusastic and knowledgeable and brought the whole tour to life.
It would be helpful however if in the description it was made clear that we would be taking a bus for most of the trip because we were thinking it involved a lot of walking.
Robert was a knowledgeable, passionate guide with a flair for the dramatic. He educated us, pointed out the differences between the movie and the book, and between the book and reality Dan Brown's poetic license! We thoroughly enjoyed the 4 hours.
While I had enjoyed Dan Brown's book, my real reason for choosing the Angels and Demons tour was as a way to see a variety of historically interesting sites. Our guide, Roberto, did a great job describing the book's plot line and how the various site fit in, and did a wonderful job including relevant historical facts. As I was really looking for history, I this exceeded my expectations.
Roberto also did a great job managing the tour.
This was a one of the things I didn't wanted to miss from our trip to Rome. It's a must if you liked the movie Angels and Demons, as the tour guide provides so much information about the movie, Rome, culture and historical facts.
Thanks Massimo for sharing you passionate story and historical facts!
Definitely highly recommended, which I passed on several times to my friends.
Fantastic. Roberto was an amazing tour guide. he was knowledgeable, interesting , engaging and funny. Highlight of our trip to Rome.
Excellent value for money, combining humour and knowledge to great effect. Roberto's style made him instantly engaging, and whilst the novel was used to provide structure and order, there was still an enormous amount of information to soak up, whether you had read the book many times or were simply interested in the history, architecture and renaissance art of Rome. Highly recommended.
Highly recommended, the tour guides Robert and Maximo worked very well together making the trip very amusing and informative..make sure you bring a snack though as there is no time for a food stop.
We have taken this tour on our last day after visiting most important sites and being overwhelmed by art, history so timing was perfect to have a bit of fun attached to the art/history. the tour guides were so much fun and very knowledgable as well - Massimo and Roberto- once again many thanks...
Grazie, Roberto!! Best guided tour my husband and I have ever taken.
If you're a fan of Dan Brown's novel or the movie although it deviates a little from the book, you must take this tour.
In the span of 4 hours, Roberto guided us through the entire story as we visited sites around Rome mentioned in the book. His knowledge of Rome and her history, the Vatican, and the artists who helped build Rome is exceptional! Roberto wove in facts and Roman history, educating and entertaining us throughout our journey.
Not to be missed!
this was so much fun and extremely interesting if you read the book-it really made it all come together! Massimo was great at identifying the book fiction from the truth and spelling it all out-loved it! st angelo's is a must see-it was great and had wonderful views all around. we really liked this. loved the other churches we visited, too. there was a metro strike that day... traffic in rome was horrific yet the bus driver was able to keep the schedule-just amazing--kudo's to him
I'm 52 and my son is 18 - we both enjoyed this tour. Roberto was a very engaging guide who mixed the story with historical truths in a delightful manner. Definitely recommend this !
Guide really knew his stuff and he did a great job adding local color to the story.
This was definitely the highlight of our sightseeing experience during our visit to Rome. I was a little dubious whilst reading the description as it stated that you will be basically traversing back and forth across Rome and I thought you had to walk. This was not the case, to my joy. To get to the different places on the tour, a tour bus was provided, with a commentary of the story and the history of certain parts of Rome that were relevant to the story.
There were two tour guides as our group was fairly large, but our guide, Roberto, was amazing. He was able to immerse you in the story of Angels and Demons with ease, and he was so funny that it just made the whole experience even more enjoyable.
When we arrived in Piazza Navona, we had a 15-30 minute break to chill out for a bit and were offered a complimentary drink, which was a nice surprise.
My favourite part of this trip was the Santa Maria della Vittoria church where the Ecstasy of Saint Theresa statue by Bernini was housed.
All in all, a must for all who are travelling to Rome. You will enjoy it immensely, and be laughing the entire time. You won't even notice the 4 hours go and by the end, you will be wishing for more.
Our tour guide Robert was very entertaining and full of information about Rome.
I would highly recommend this tour money well spent