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Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Tours and Activities

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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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Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

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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$151.65
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$151.65
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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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$48.53
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The Best of Rome For Less

The Best of Rome For Less

Explore the most iconic Roman landmarks, from the Spanish steps to Trevi Fountain, Pantheon to Piazza Navona, on this 90-minute stroll with a local guide. Toss the coin into the Trevi fountain, gaze in awe at the timeless Pantheon, see the tomb of Devine Raphael and much more. See the best Rome has to offer for less, with a passionate guide at a leisurely pace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.26
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$24.26
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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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$212.92
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Christian Rome

Christian Rome "The City of the Popes" Tour Guide, Chauffeur, Tickets included

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$812.86
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Withlocals Your Way: 100% Personalised Food Tour

Withlocals Your Way: 100% Personalised Food Tour

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See Rome through the eyes of a local with this food-themed private walking tour. Taste traditional Roman fare including pizza bianca and gelato. Explore multiple neighborhoods on foot, from the markets of Campo de Fiori to the charming bars of Trastevere. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and get advice on where to eat and drink for the rest of your stay.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.07
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$80.07
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.88
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$171.88
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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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$95.97
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$95.97

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.10
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$39.10
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.41
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$67.41

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.32
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$47.32
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.88
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$171.88
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Full Day Private Tour of Rome by Segway

Full Day Private Tour of Rome by Segway

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With so much to see in Rome, a fast-moving and flexible Segway is the perfect way to make the most of your time while saving your feet from fatigue. Learn to ride one of the fun self-balancing scooters in a traffic-free zone, and set off with a private guide for a full day of exploring the Eternal City’s iconic monuments, ancient ruins and hidden gems. Your guide will customize the route and itinerary based on your interests and preferred pace. Midday, savor an authentic taste of Rome at a hand-picked local restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.98
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$181.98
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Exclusive Masters and Misteries in Rome Private tour

Exclusive Masters and Misteries in Rome Private tour

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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$216.32
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$216.32
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Shore FD Excursion: Fountains and Squares and misteries in Rome

Shore FD Excursion: Fountains and Squares and misteries in Rome

Spend a full day exploring the famous fountains and piazzas of Rome on this small-group shore excursion from Civitavecchia port. Enjoy the expertise of a local guide who will show you the ancient splendor of monuments like the Pantheon and Colosseum, plus the Baroque flourishes of the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. Midday, rest your legs and enjoy included lunch at a traditional Italian restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$482.86
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$482.86
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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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$80.89
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$80.89

Private Walking Tour Rome St Maria Sopra Minerva & Pantheon 2-Hours

Private Walking Tour Rome St Maria Sopra Minerva & Pantheon 2-Hours

Piazza della Minerva is situated in the Pigna rione of Rome within the ancient district known as the Campus Martius. While many other medieval churches in Rome have been given Baroque makeovers that cover Gothic structures, the Minerva is the only extant example of original Gothic architecture church building in Rome. It was the place where the tribunal of the Roman Inquisition took place and father of modern astronomy Galileo Galilei was tried for heresy. Among several important works of art in the church there is Michelangelo's statue Cristo della Minerva. Pantheon is unique in so many ways. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. The great Renaissance artist Raphael is buried inside. At the end of the tour you will taste and excellent ice-cream!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.73
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$66.73
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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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$218.38
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$218.38
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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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$111.62
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$111.62
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Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Your guide will lead you through Rome's historic center, where the many layers of the city's history sit side-by-side and where literally hundreds of churches are to be found. You will visit five of these and discover the architectural and art styles as they have changed over the centuries. San Luigi dei Francesi, San Pietro in Vincoli, Sant'Ignazio, Santa Maria sopra Minerva and Santa Maria degli Angeli are churches not listed in the usual touristic itineraries, even if are considered some of the gems of Rome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$277.89
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$277.89
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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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$207.27
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$207.27
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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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$113.74
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$113.74
Price varies by group size
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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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$112.48
Price varies by group size
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$112.48
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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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$208.53
Price varies by group size
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$208.53
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What are Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva hours of operation?
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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.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 27 Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva costs USD 23.43. Guided Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva tours start around USD 23.43 per person. See all 27 Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva tickets and tours on Viator.
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