€ 60,00 4 hours

Borgo Pio is a charming Rome’s neighborhood off-the-beaten-path

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Rome off-the-beaten-path afternoon tour will bring you to Borgo Pio, a charming neighborhood off-the-beaten-path and inside the imposing fortress of Castel Sant’Angelo, undenaibly one the most famous Rome’s landmarks. An aperitivo will follow the tour.

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Small group of 15 pax or fewer
Ticket to Castel Sant’Angelo
Headsets so you can always hear your guide
Aperitivo in one of our selected bistrot to “Do as the Romans do”

Borgo Pio

Borgo Pio is a nice spot for a quiet walk when visiting Rome and the Vatican. Although heavily transformed during the first half of the 20th century, the Borgo maintains its own unique character and its historical importance as a forecourt to Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Palace. Here you can take a pleasant stroll through ancient alleyways. It’s a quiet and traditional area where you can easily escape the crowds. These cobblestone streets are laden with history and have been home to Pope Benedict XVI, world famous artist Raphael, the great Michelangelo Buonarroti, and countless others. Nowadays, this area is often graced with the presence of Cardinals, Swiss Guards, and even Pope Francis from time to time!

Il Passetto

Approaching St.Peter’s Square from the north it is impossible not to notice a long wall, about 25-30 feet tall, which runs parallel to the colonnade. It looks like a fortification, similar to the ones built in ancient times to protect cities boundaries. But nobody would imagine that this one conceils a walkable gallery that runs through the wall, leading to Castel Sant’Angelo. This covered corridor served as a hidden escape route from the Vatican to Castel Sant’Angelo when Popes were in danger. The Passetto played a key role in the Dan Brown novel Angels & Demons.

Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo is a recognisable Rome’s landmark, with its chunky round shape. The imposing  fortress it is the very silent witness throughout the history of Rome. Indeed, Castel Sant‘Angelo is the only building that has followed the history of the city for about 2000 years. Firstly, it was a Roman Emperor tomb, then a fortress, papal residence, a prison, and an execution ground while currently it is a museum. From its terrace  you can enjoy one of the most impressive views over the city.

Our signature “Do as the Romans do”
After our Rome off-the-beaten-path tour, we would love to share some moments with you and enjoy a taste of  Rome’s lifestyle while having  an aperitivo “As the Romans do”. We will go to one of our favourite bistrot in the city centre.

Included:
Licensed English speaking guide
Small group of 15 pax or fewer
Aperitivo
Headsets so you can always hear your guide
Insurance

Not included:
Shuttle service to and from the Hotel (we can provide extra charge)
Any additional services not previously listed

Dress code:  Casual with comfortable shoes
The tour will take place with a minimum number of 12 pax.

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