GUIDED TOURS OF HIDDEN ROME
Guided tours of Rome and Italy on the footsteps of the Grand Tour Travellers
Educational and Cultural Touring: guided tours, excursions, private tours, tickets reservation.
Hidden Rome: discover the secrets tresures of the Eternal City!
HIDDEN ROME – SPECIAL TOURS
Rome hides hundreds art and archaeological treasures inside and even under its buildings: we are specialized in organizing tours like the underground Rome, visits to churches closed to the public, crypts, private museums and historical private apartments.
DAN BROWN’S ANGELS & DEMONS UNOFFICIAL TOUR
Discover the Truth which goes far beyond Dan Brown’s novel…
“From Santi’s earthly tomb with demons hole,
‘Cross Rome the mystic elements unfold.
The path of light is laid, the sacred test,
Let angels guide you on your lofty quest.”
The success of Dan Brown’s thriller Angels and Deamons has created an interests for Bernini’s sculptures and in general for the Baroque simbolism of roman architecture connected with the papacy and the Catholic Church never seen before. Our itinerary focuses on the visits of real places mentioned in the best-seller of the American writer concerning the Path of Illumination. It deals with the so- called ”four Altars of Science”, which lead the Sect insiders – who were required to decipher a complex symbolism – at the Illumination’s church, namely Saint Angel’s Castle . This itinerary of the places of Monumental Rome starting from the Baroque church of Santa Maria della Vittoria (which contains the marvellous sculpture by Bernini “The Transverberation of St. Teresa of Avila”) and crossing Piazza Barberini (where the professor-detective Robert Langdon lives), following the novel to Piazza del Popolo, we’ll go back to the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva and the Pantheon to reach, afterwards, Piazza Navona ending up in Saint Angel’s Castle and, following the Passetto di Borgo, in St Peter’s Square.
Following the novels clue our guide will show not only the places but will reveal the real simbolism of the baroque biuldings: in fact Dan Brown’s simbologly is totally incorrect, he basically misunderstands the role of the church and the artist, and the original purpose of the artworks but, however, there is an hiddeng meaning in the roman’s architecture. The real and original meaning, believe it or not, could be more “explosive” than any terrorist threat.
Why us? Because our tour is the only that will make you aware of who really where the Illuminati (who were never in Rome by the way), and that the “ancient disturbing truth” never existed, because the Truth has always been under you eyes and you were only missing the keys to open it! So if you are looking for a real, deep, spiritual journey into Rome’s Baroque heart we are the only ones to make it!
ON THE FOOTSTEPS OF SAINT PETER DRIVING TOUR
Was Saint Peter ever in Rome? According to the Gospel this seems controversial but reading the apocrypha tradition we will follow his predication in Rome and visit the places where there are memories rather than evidencies of his mission to the Capital of the Roman Empire. We’ll start from the Appian Way, the catacombs of San Sebastiano where his memory worship toghether with Saint Paul in the middle Ages, then the Quo vadis tiny Churc where Peter met the Lord and asked him where He was going (Quo vadis, Domine? in latin), the Church of the Saint Peter in Vinculis (Chains) to see the chains from his prison. In the Church of Santa Francesca Romana on the Roman forum there is a piece of cobblestone on which the Saint prints were left when he prayed agaist his enemy, Simon the Wizard who was selling miracles, then the Catacombs of Priscilla where he made the very first baptism in Rome, endig up in Saint Peter’s Square.
Optional visit to the tomb of Saint Peter in the Scavi under Saint Peter’s Basilica, please note that we don’t charge anything you will be given an email address to book the visit and you can pay ticket at the Scavi because they only permit to their own guides to enter the Scavi.
GHOSTS OF ROME
An interesting walk from St Angel Bridge to Sisto Bridge crossing over Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori, we’ll retrace lives of figures like Beatrice Cenci, Olimpia Maidalchini, called the “Pimpaccia” of Piazza Navona, Giordano Bruno -burned as an heretic by the Roman Inquisition-, the Pope Alexander IV Borgia, the King of Savoy Umberto I. The lives of these figures and the places related to them offer unlimited fascinations to the alert visitor, without losing hope, during the quiet summer evenings, to discern one of those spectres …
THE JEWISH GHETTO
The Porticus Ottaviae, was from the 15th to the 18th century a Jewish Ghetto. This area had a concentrated history : from the ruins of Republican and Imperial Rome to the medieval constructions, from the Renaissance Ghetto to the construction of the Synagogue until the tragedy of the Nazi deportation.
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