Follow the Robert Langdom steps through the streets of the Eternal City, the protagonist of Dan Brown's book. You will visit Santa Maria del Popolo in Popolo Square, famous for his beautiful painting and his Chigi chapel, where Robert Langdom will find the first dead cardinal branded with an “EARTH” on his chest.
At St. Peter's Basilica, the Centre of Christianity you will see in the centre of the square there is an obelisk surrounded by a meridian with the wind rose. On the “ West Ponente” oval tile the protagonist finds another dead cardinal branded with “AIR”. [readmore] Then, Langdom goes to the Vatican secret archives to look for information about the sect of the “Illuminati”.
At Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, you will admire the famous Bernini's sculpture Estasi di Santa Teresa. Here Langdom finds the third dead cardinal branded with the word “FIRE”.
You will walk through the most important places of the old town centre, such as Repubblica Square and Navona Square, where you will enjoy the wonderful Bernini's “Fountain of the four rivers” and the obelisk. According to the book, in this place Langdom finds the last dead cardinal branded with the word “WATER”.
When you will visit Castle Sant’Angelo, gathering place of the Illuminati, famous for the “passetto”, your guide will tell you about the hidden passage that leads to the Vatican City, a shortcut often used by the Popes as a way to escape, and in the book used as a hideout for the assassin.
Whether you read book or not, this tour allows you to visit Rome in a completely unusual and interesting way.Read more
In summer take with you a bottle of water
If rain, we suggest an umbrella
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Wear in respect of the religious site
Most of the tour will be done by walk