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Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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TheBasilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is Rome’s only Gothic church, but it’s a Michelangelo sculpture and a stunning interior—not its architectural design—that attracts travelers from across the globe.

Visitors will find colorful frescos inside the 13th-century church, as well as the tomb of Pope Pual IV and the famed Michelangelo sculpture,Christ Bearing the Cross. Travelers call Santa Maria Sopra Minerva the greatest place you’ve never heard of, thanks to its impressive basilica and a vast collection of artwork that's unmatched in its quiet and reflective setting.

Combine your visit to S. Maria Sopra Minerva with a skip-the-line ticket to the Pantheon on an informative guided tour.

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Piazza della Minerva, 42, Rome

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Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

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Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

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Experience over 2,500 years of history on a private tour through one of the world’s most popular and influential regions—Rome’s beautiful historical district. Roam the streets of this city in a comfortable, covered, street-legal golf cart—providing access unavailable on foot. This family-friendly sightseeing tour offers a narrated journey of the palaces, monuments, churches, fountains, and statues that define the rich heritage of the capital and largest city in Italy.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.17
$151.47
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Best of Rome full day sightseeing tour by golf-cart with a delicious lunch break

Best of Rome full day sightseeing tour by golf-cart with a delicious lunch break

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Discover the top sights and hidden gems of the Italian capital on a private 7-hour tour. Travel by golf cart and get the best of both worlds: Discover the city’s charming streets too narrow for normal cars and cover a huge area of the city too far for feet. Pause for photos at the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and more. Your Roman experience also includes lunch a traditional Italian restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.64
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Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome

Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour in Rome

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Explore Rome’s colorful religious history on this guided tour of the Pantheon and the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. See ancient tombs, artwork, and landmarks as your guide uses multimedia tools and reconstructions to bring the past to vivid life.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.47
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Walking tour in the Heart of Rome and a Cooking Class in a Very Small Group

Walking tour in the Heart of Rome and a Cooking Class in a Very Small Group

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Rome is known for its spectacular architecture and cuisine, and with this tour you can experience both these treasures. Explore the highlights of the historic center on foot with a guide, taking in the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps without the hassle of reading a map. Afterwards, stop at a local restaurant for an exclusive pasta-making lesson with a professional chef and end your experience by relaxing over a three-course meal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.56
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$96.56
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Pantheon Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church & Bernini Elephant Guided Tour in Rome

Pantheon Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church & Bernini Elephant Guided Tour in Rome

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Visit three of Rome’s most important attractions in the space of just a couple hours: this small-group walking tour makes it easy to get up close and personal with the sights. Meet your group in the Piazza della Minerva, where you’ll discover Bernini’s famed Elephant and Obelisk statue. Next, venture into the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, famed for its Renaissance masterpieces. Finally, continue to the Pantheon to discover a beautifully preserved monument dating to ancient Rome.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$39.05
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Private Walking Tour of Rome and a Pizza Making Class

Private Walking Tour of Rome and a Pizza Making Class

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Experience both Rome’s iconic architecture and the city’s beloved cuisine with this tour that combines sightseeing and pizza making. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic center to admire Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps while picking up historical facts and anecdotes. Afterwards, stop at a Roman restaurant to learn how to make authentic pizza with a professional chef and cap off your tour with a pizza lunch or dinner.
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  • 3 hours
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$171.67
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$171.67
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Private Walking Tour of Rome and a Cooking Class

Private Walking Tour of Rome and a Cooking Class

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Combine personalized attention with a walking tour of Rome and an Italian cooking class in a single booking. You and your private guide will take a carefully curated walk around the Eternal City, stopping at the highlights such as the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and Navona Square. Wind up at a local restaurant for a cooking class where you'll learn how to make pasta from scratch, then sit down and enjoy your creations.
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  • 4 hours
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$171.67
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$171.67
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Walk with Bernini Caravaggio Michelangelo and Raphael

Walk with Bernini Caravaggio Michelangelo and Raphael

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Rome hosts dazzling baroque artworks, and with this art-focused tour you’ll admire some of the city’s masterpieces. Join your guide near the Spanish Steps for a walking itinerary that takes in works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael, and, of course, Michelangelo. Learn about the history and techniques behind spectacular art decorating the most famous churches in Rome, or request a customized tour to see the works that most interest you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$212.66
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VIP Christian tour of Rome with Driver & Private Licensed Tour Guide (8hrs)

VIP Christian tour of Rome with Driver & Private Licensed Tour Guide (8hrs)

Discover the historic Christian landmarks of Rome during this private tour. Skip the line for quick entry into the Vatican Museums with priority access tickets and explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto, the Basilica of San Clemente, and the Sant’Ignazio Church and learn about each attraction’s history. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,346.38
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$1,346.38
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Guided Tour of the Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church in Rome

Guided Tour of the Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church in Rome

With scores of historic churches and Roman ruins, Rome has endless options for architecture and archaeology buffs. Take a deep dive into two of the most important sights in the Eternal City with this tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva and the Pantheon. Admire the basilica’s masterpieces by Michelangelo and Bernini with the insight of a guide, and then move on to visit one of the best preserved ancient buildings in Rome.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.49
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$41.49
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Walking tour in the Heart of Rome and Pizza Class in a Very Small Group

Walking tour in the Heart of Rome and Pizza Class in a Very Small Group

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Combine a comprehensive walking tour of Rome's top highlights with a pizza-making class during this quintessentially Italian tour. With a small group of just eight people or fewer, you'll enjoy personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere. This tour is great for those short on time or first-time visitors to Rome. Lunch of pizza, a dessert, and drink are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.85
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$95.85

Baroque Churches of Rome Walking Tour

Baroque Churches of Rome Walking Tour

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Visit Rome’s baroque churches on this walking tour that introduces you to sites not usually included in the average Rome sightseeing itinerary. As you check out places like the Church of San Giovanni de Fiorentine and the Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, you’ll learn about the history of baroque architecture and its purpose by artists like Francesco Borromini, Giacomo della Porta, Carlo Moderna and Pietro de Cortona.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.27
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$78.27
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Vibe: Walking Tour of Rome in a Very Small Group

Vibe: Walking Tour of Rome in a Very Small Group

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Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and get personalized attention on this small group walking tour through Rome. This comprehensive tour is great for first-time visitors to Rome or those on a short time frame. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide on Rome's cultural, historical, and architectural elements as you walk.
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  • 3 hours
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$67.32
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$67.32

Love and Sex History Tour of Ancient Rome

Love and Sex History Tour of Ancient Rome

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Explore the intimate side of the ‘Eternal City’ on an evening walking tour that explores Rome’s romantic history, famous love stories, and culture. See historic landmarks and elegant piazzas along the way, while learning about traditional wedding rituals, seduction practices, and the inside scoop on ancient Roman kissing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.26
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Private Group Tour - Skip the line: Masters and Misteries in Rome

Private Group Tour - Skip the line: Masters and Misteries in Rome

Half day walking tour exclusive A delightful short walk in Roman squares away from the crowds, aimed to discover hidden masterpieces by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Borromini, Raphael... If you were thinking you could appreciate Michelangelo and the great art masters only in the Vatican, then let this exclusive tour prove you wrong! Michelangelo and the others left so many masterpieces in tiny palaces, secluded churches, huge squares... and in this tour you will discover them all!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.27
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$208.27
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Introduction to Rome in 10 Stops: 2 Hour Historical Center Walking Tour

Introduction to Rome in 10 Stops: 2 Hour Historical Center Walking Tour

Introduction to Rome in 10 Steps is a perfect tour for first time visitors. Learn history and art from the local Roman guide as you walk through some of the most famous sights of the city. Visit over 2000 years of Rome in 2 hours: it's ancient, medievel, renaissance and baroque times; meet on your way Michelangello, Bernini, Borommini, Caravaggio and Fra Angelico, Medici Pope Clemente VII, Ignazius Louola, the founder of Jesuits and Saint Catherine, the patron of Italy among many famous personalities who's history made Rome such a unique place to visit.
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  • 2 hours
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$74.06
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$74.06

Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

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Rome is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, but it’s not always easy for a visitor to know where to get the best shots. Capture the Eternal City’s unique spirit with this photography tour, a moving workshop that stops in historic churches across the city to frame the lavish frescoes and carved angels, sumptuous naves and crypts, and soaring domes and other architectural details.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.27
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$200.27
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Exclusive Masters and Misteries in Rome Small group Tour

Exclusive Masters and Misteries in Rome Small group Tour

A delightful short walk in Roman squares away from the crowds, aimed to discover hidden masterpieces by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Borromini, Raphael... If you were thinking you could appreciate Michelangelo and the great art masters only in the Vatican, then let this exclusive tour prove you wrong! Michelangelo and the others left so many masterpieces in tiny palaces, secluded churches, huge squares... and in this tour you will discover them all!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.34
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$112.34
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Safari Private Tour for kids

Safari Private Tour for kids

How would Rome look like if you could discover it through statues and symbols of animals and many other characters with an entertaining walk? That’s what you are going to explore with our Safari Tour, especially designed for family with kids, to maximise your holiday fun time! You will join a private Scavenger Hunt together with your private guide along the citycenter where you will discover talking statues, animal statues and fountains.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$218.11
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$218.11
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Small Group Tour - Skip the line: Masters and Misteries in Rome

Small Group Tour - Skip the line: Masters and Misteries in Rome

Half day walking tour exclusive A delightful short walk in Roman squares away from the crowds, aimed to discover hidden masterpieces by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Borromini, Raphael... If you were thinking you could appreciate Michelangelo and the great art masters only in the Vatican, then let this exclusive tour prove you wrong! Michelangelo and the others left so many masterpieces in tiny palaces, secluded churches, huge squares... and in this tour you will discover them all!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.48
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$111.48
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Street Food Tour - Rome

Street Food Tour - Rome

Meet your local guide in Campo de Fiori, one of Rome's famous market squares, near the statue of Giordano Bruno. Here you will be spoiled for choice, between salami, mozzarella, pizza, wine glasses, cheese or supplì. Walking through the characteristics streets, you will arrive to the Jewish Ghetto where you can taste the artichoke alla Giudia or the zucchini flowers (depending on the season). Continue to the area known as Torre di Largo Argentina, where one of the most famous delicatessens in Rome is hidden in an alley, here you can taste a variety of salami plus a wine glasses and flat bread.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$80.79
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$80.79

Scarlet Ladies Tour: powerful mistresses & courtesans of Renaissance Rome

Scarlet Ladies Tour: powerful mistresses & courtesans of Renaissance Rome

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This is the Only tour in all of Europe which delves deep into the History of Women. If you love great stories and if you are curious to find out what life was like for women who wanted to emerge from povery and have an education in the Renaissance Era, this is the tour for you. The content shines a light over the politics, the religion and the society in XVI and XV Century Italy
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.35
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$36.35

A genius life: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the artist of the Popes

A genius life: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the artist of the Popes

A private tour leaded by a official art historian guide to discover the life of a genius! The exploration of the works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and their evolution over the years will be an opportunity to retrace the events of his private life, to get to know the man behind the artist, and discover frailty, strengths, his determination, his courage and, sometimes…his tendency to bully, too! The tour will cover:  - Spanish steps - Piazza Barberini - Santa Maria della Vittoria (Ecstasy of Saint Teresa) - Santa Maria sopra Minerva  - Sant'Andrea delle Fratte - Piazza Navona
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.60
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$113.60
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Bernini and Caravaggio Private Baroque Walking Tour

Bernini and Caravaggio Private Baroque Walking Tour

Take a tour of baroque Rome with your own private guide, and enjoy a flexible itinerary for your sole group of up to eight people. On the trail of esteemed Italian artists such as Bernini and Caravaggio, you’ll explore the churches of the capital to discover artwork and architectural features that hail from the baroque period. Two start times are available when you book.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$207.01
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$207.01
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Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva hours of operation: Mon–Fri: 7:30am–7pm; Sat: 7:30am–12:30pm & 3:30pm–7pm; Sun: 8am–12:30pm & 3:30pm–7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.