Piazza della Minerva

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Piazza della Minerva: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

1. Rome Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Learn about Rome as you solve riddles and explore its major attractions with this smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. See sights like the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, and the Colosseum at your own pace, starting and stopping whenever you want. To get started, simply download the app and go to the starting point at Piazza Navona for your first challenge (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start the tour at any time. Use your imagination, logic, observation, and team spirit in order to solve riddles at each attraction. The app's integrated maps will help you to navigate to each new place. Along the way, learn about the city and places you visit. The tour route includes Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Piazza della Minerva, Sant’Andrea della Valle, Piazza Venezia, Capitoline Hill, the Arch of Constantine, the Colosseum, San Gregorio al Celio, and Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Pause whenever you want to take a break or spend some more time sightseeing. As you explore, you may also run into some of the city's hidden gems along the characteristic, narrow streets.

Rome: Pantheon & Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour

2. Rome: Pantheon & Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour

Meet your guide on Piazza della Minerva in the heart of Rome to enter the best-preserved monument of Ancient Rome. Marvel at one of the most fabled temples of the Roman Empire. Get a detailed history of the Pantheon from your guide, who will point out ground-breaking features, such as the coffered concrete dome. Take a look at the oculus in the center of the dome, allowing natural light to illuminate the building while lightening the structural load. Initially a temple, the Pantheon is now one of the most spectacular churches in Rome and acts as the mausoleum to the tombs of Raphael, King Victor Emmanuel II and Queen Margherita among others. Then, make your way to the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva behind the Pantheon and explore the church where the popes of the Florentine Medici family were buried. Admire the church interior, covered in artworks by Michelangelo.

Rome: Gourmet Wine and Dine in a Luxury Restaurant

3. Rome: Gourmet Wine and Dine in a Luxury Restaurant

Experience the taste sensations of Italy at a fine dining wine and dine adventure in Rome. Meet your guide in the Piazza della Minerva near the Pantheon, and head to your reserved table in a nearby restaurant. You will be greeted by the restaurant owners with a smile and warm handshake, as if they were inviting you into their own living room. Your meal starts with an aperitif and exclusive look at the historic cellar, where traces of Ancient Rome can be detected in the 16th-century walls. Then sit back and relax, while you are served a menu according to the season. Enjoy the specialties of the house, such as prosecco paired with cold meat and goats, tome or pecorino cheese. Sample cheeses from Lombardia, Piedmont and Tuscany. Follow with a typical pasta course, such as paccheri al cacio e pepe (cheese and black pepper), a main course of beef or fish, and a selection of Italian patisserie for dessert. Along the way, you will be served 4 wines especially selected as the perfect pairing for your food.

Rome: Ghosts and Mysteries Tour & 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

4. Rome: Ghosts and Mysteries Tour & 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Uncover the ghosts and mysteries of Rome on a guided tour to see the Pantheon and Largo di Torre Argentina. Benefit from an included 24-hour ticket to the Gray Line - I Love Rome hop-on hop-off bus, providing access to 8 stops distributed throughout the city. Ghosts and Mysteries Tour:Famous for its thousand years of history, a city built on the remains of battle, conquest, and assassination, walk through the alleys and squares of Rome and listen out for ancient voices calling to you from the past. Begin your tour at Castel Sant’Angelo, looking from the outside at the famous prison for nobles, artists, and common criminals. Continue along Via del Governo Vecchio to reach Piazza di Pasquino and see the disfigured statue of a Greek hero. Stop outside the Pantheon, the most well-preserved and influential building of ancient Rome, before moving on to Piazza della Minerva, once the site of a temple built by Pompey. Discover the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated at the Largo di Torre Argentina. Imagine yourself at the heart of the Roman empire, before ending your tour in Piazza Mattei.  Hop-On Hop-Off Bus:Ride around the capital city of Italy on an open-top hop-on hop-off bus. Access this convenient transportation for 24-hours, allowing you to visit some of the best sights in Rome. Enjoy great views of the streets of Rome, discovering the daily lives of locals and keeping an eye out for spots to visit if you want to hop-off. Use the handy map to plan your route through the city. Hop-on again easily at one of the eight stops distributed around Rome. Benefit from audio commentary in 13 languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic.

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What people are saying about Piazza della Minerva

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 94 reviews

We booked the guide just the evening before and we got contacted by the agency that is was hard to find a guide so soon. Therefor we rescheduled the guide to another time. The agency really showed flexibility. Great thanks! Our guide Georgio was amazing. We were the only one on the tour so it was a really nice private experience.

Fantastic Tour with a fantastic Guide. Veronica knew just everything, her german is very good. I was the only client on the tour, that made it very special. All the things you always wanted to know about the Pantheon and the area that sorrounds it, you get to know on this tour. Thank you so much.

Excellent Guide

The church was unexpectedly closed so the guide (Matteo) took us to another one nearby which was magnificent. Matteo was young, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We were the only people on this tour which meant it was totally personalised.

A little hard for teenagers but allows you to discover some nuggets that we would not have seen on our own To do!

Very informative, and the guide, I forgot his name (Josh or Georges) was fantastic. What a great historian!