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Vatican Angels and Demons Tour 2024

€ 75
3.5 - 4 hours
Live tour guide
Mobile ticket

About Vatican Angels and Demons Tour

Follow the trail left behind by Robert Langdon, the protagonist of Dan Brown’s bestseller, Angels and Demons, and discover Illuminati mysteries of Rome and the Vatican.


Vatican Angels and Demons Tour

Discover the path of the Illuminati as you embark on a captivating 3.5-hour tour of the Vatican and Rome. Retrace the steps of Robert Langdon from Dan Brown’s best-selling novel, Angels and Demons.

Immerse yourself in Langdon’s journey by visiting key locations. First one is the fountain of Santa Maria del Popolo and its church, where Langdon found the first victim. On the second stop you’ll explore the iconic St. Peter’s Basilica, the heart of Christianity, and take in the impressive obelisk surrounded by a wind compass rose at its center. The tour’s third stop is the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, a beautiful basilica from the 17th century.

Follow the path of illumination through the ancient city center, visiting landmarks like Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Navona, where Langdon discovered the last victim. As you explore the Vatican’s secret archives, delve deeper into the book’s intriguing plotline, where Langdon searched for clues about the Illuminati. Learn about the Fascinating history and legends behind Bernini’s magnificent Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Obelisk.

Finally, the tour culminates with the Church of Illumination, Castel Sant’Angelo. A significant gathering place of the Illuminati. Hear about the secret passage used as an escape route, which played a crucial role in the book’s storyline. With this captivating tour, you’ll discover the secrets behind the Illuminati’s path, all while immersed in the thrilling world of Angels and Demons.

  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour
X not included
  • Admission fee for Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • English, Italian
what to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
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Meeting point

In front of Church Santa Maria della Vittoria, Via Venti Settembre, 17, 00187 Rome.

Illuminati Path

Discover hidden secrets of the Vatican and Rome on the mysterious path of the Illuminati. Follow the clues and symbols left by the secret society, uncovering the city’s most intriguing landmarks

Unique Story

Follow the trail of the protagonist from Brown’s bestseller novel through Rome. Embark on an exciting journey beginning at the stunning Pantheon and concluding at the awe-inspiring Castel Sant’Angelo

Angels & Demons Vatican Archives

Explore the intriguing world of Angels and Demons with an expert tour guide who will take you through the Vatican archives, offering a unique blend of literature and history

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FAQ – Vatican Angels and Demons Tour

Is there an Angels and Demons tour in Rome?

Yes, there are guided tours of the locations featured in Dan Brown's novel "Angels and Demons." This tour takes visitors to various churches, piazzas, and other landmarks in Rome that play a role in the story, such as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, and Castel Sant'Angelo. With this tour, you can immerse yourself in the fascinating tales from the book but also in the history of Rome, the Eternal City.

Was Angels and Demons really filmed at the Vatican?

The movie was filmed on beautiful recreated sets of the Sistine Chapel and the Pope’s Office. The filming of many of the Angels and Demons scenes in Vatican City took place in Caserta Royal Palace, northeast of Naples, because filming in Vatican City was forbidden.

Is it worth getting a guided tour of the Vatican?

A Guided Tour of the Vatican City State will make your visit even more memorable. Tour the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica, or the Underground Tour. A group or private tour is undoubtedly worth your money and time!

Is a night tour of the Vatican worth it?

Absolutely! The Vatican at Night Tour is an unforgettable experience that you simply can't miss. Imagine being able to visit and tour the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and other highlights, all brilliantly illuminated by the sparkling city lights. This is a truly unique and magical opportunity that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

What are the 4 churches in Angels and Demons?

In Dan Brown's novel "Angels and Demons," the four churches referred to are the "altars of science." The Altars of Science represent the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water. They are located in the central part of Rome and are some of the most popular Rome and Vatican landmarks. The book mentions the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, Saint Peter’s Square, a church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi.

Why booking this tour is a must-do?

Whether you're an “Angels and Demons” book lover or not, consider booking a tour. This semi-private walking tour allows you to experience all of the most interesting attractions of Rome and Vatican City. You’ll not only immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings but also find out interesting myths, legends, and stories that are known to this day. This guided tour can serve as an excellent base for further exploration of the Vatican and Rome on your own.
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Vatican Angels & Demons Tour

Altars of Science

The altars of science are a key component of the plot. These altars are four scientific devices created by the Illuminati, and they represent four elements.

First is the altar of Earth, located in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, which was built on the site of an ancient cemetery.

Altar of Air is located in the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, which features an ornate statue of an angel in flight.

Third is the altar of Fire, located in the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Church was dedicated to the goddess Minerva, who was associated with fire in ancient mythology. Finally, the altar of Water is located in Chigi Chapel, which was constructed by the Chigi family. This family is renowned for their love of water and fountains.

Each altar has a clue to the next location and an Illuminati symbol. The symbols hold a significant meaning that can only be discovered by those who are truly worthy of their knowledge.

Good to know before you go

  • We highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes for this walking tour, as there will be a significant amount of walking involved.
  • Please note that this tour is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, as well as those who use wheelchairs, pushchairs, or strollers.
  • Appropriate attire is required to enter certain sites, covering knees, shoulders, and back. 
  • Certain locations may have security checks, which could potentially cause delays.
  • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks to the tour to prevent any issues or entry refusal.
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Informative and fun tour

Wonderful, informative, fun tour. Our guide, Louisa, was very knowledgeable and seemed to like what she was doing. Very very personable, with extensive knowledge of sculptures, architects, and painters. I was fascinated to learn so much in a short amount of time. I will request her again if I am ever back in Rome.


Unforgettable experience!

I read the book and was thrilled to see there is a tour about it. The Angels & Demons walking Tour was excellent. We went on this tour with Luisa. She was so knowledgeable and was able to answer every question we had. Aside from seeing various places from the Angels & Demons, this tour was also a nice walking tour of Rome, and we were able to see a lot in just four hours. The tour involves a lot of walking, but walking is the best way to see Rome. The tour ended around sunset at St. Peter's Square, and it was BEAUTIFUL.


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Follow the trail from the best-selling book through Vatican & Rome

  • Free Cancellation Policy
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  • Semi-private tour
  • Easy booking process
  • Expert tour guide

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