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Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Tours and Tickets

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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
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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
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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
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Walking tour in the Heart of Rome and a Cooking Class in a Very Small Group
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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
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Walking tour in the Heart of Rome and Pizza Class in a Very Small Group
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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
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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a tour of Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo. Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Skip the entrance line at the Colosseum so you won’t waste any time getting inside to marvel at this Roman icon. On this walking tour of Ancient Rome, you’ll explore the amphitheater’s first and second levels with a guide, who entertains you with tales of gruesome gladiator battles. Then visit the Roman Forum to see its ancient ruins like the Temple of Julius Caesar. This tour is limited to 18 people. If you want to enhance your experience, upgrade to a tour of the Colosseum’s restricted underground chambers, arena and upper tier.
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  • 3 hours
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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Take a Rome hop-on hop-off tour by open-top bus, and spend time city sightseeing as you travel past attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City. Relax aboard the double-decker Rome tour bus, listen to the audio commentary and hop on and off at any of the stops. Select a sightseeing ticket that’s valid for 24 or 48 hours, or pick an upgrade option to include entry to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Get a comprehensive view of Rome's highlights and landmarks during this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Disembark at any of the eight stops to see iconic landmarks such as the Vatican City, Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, or the Colosseum. While on board the bus, listen to recorded commentary in nine languages that details the history, architecture, culture, and traditions of the Eternal City. Choose from a Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket, with a VOX digital walking tour included with each option.
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  • 1 day
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

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Go underground to see Rome’s ancient catacombs and crypts on a half-day tour. Visit the Domitilla Catacomb and Basilica of San Clemente with skip-the-line access, plus visit the Capuchin Crypt, where you’ll see a Caravaggio painting and marvel at a chapel made entirely out of human bones. Learn about past burial customs and secret Christian worship spots during this fascinating exploration into the history of Rome.
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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED
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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED

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See the secrets of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum on this small-group. With your knowledgeable guide, skip the long entrance lines at each attraction. Explore the Colosseum's underground chambers, which are off-limits to most of the public each day and discover Palatine Hill and the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum. Limited to just six people, this tour provides a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Gladiator Arena
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Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Gladiator Arena

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On this Colosseum underground tour, you can experience this historic Rome icon to the fullest with access to areas that are typically closed to the public—the underground chambers. After skipping the main entrance line, explore the Colosseum with an informative guide, who shares stories about life in Ancient Rome. Get the rare chance to walk through the tunnels, stand where gladiators stood and enjoy a panoramic view. Then visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to complete your tour of Rome’s top ancient sites.
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  • 3 hours
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Fast track Colosseum with Arena floor small group tour

Fast track Colosseum with Arena floor small group tour

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See the Colosseum on a guided tour that gives you special access to enter the amphitheater on the arena, the same entrance that gladiators once used for their battles. This also allows you to skip the line at the main public entrance. Once inside, explore the ancient landmark with a guide, and then head outside to tour the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Select your preferred tour time when booking.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Arrival Transfer: Rome Fiumicino Airport to Hotel
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Private Arrival Transfer: Rome Fiumicino Airport to Hotel

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Rome with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Rome Fiumicino Airport, and relax on the journey to your city hotel. These private vehicles can accommodate up to eight passengers plus one checked bag and carry on per person.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Walking Tour of Rome and a Cooking Class
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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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Full Day Private Tour of Rome by Segway
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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
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$172.34
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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
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Vibe: Walking Tour of Rome in a Very Small Group
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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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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
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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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Private Walking Tour of Rome and a Pizza Making Class
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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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$162.77
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Bernini and Caravaggio Private Baroque Walking Tour

Bernini and Caravaggio Private Baroque Walking Tour

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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
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$196.28
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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
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$201.64
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Virtual Tour Piazza Navona, Pantheon (outside) and Square of the Elephant

Virtual Tour Piazza Navona, Pantheon (outside) and Square of the Elephant

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See 3 of th emost amazing sites of Rome, through the eyes of a Roman. Follow him/her through this Virtual tour. At night, when the stores are closed, when the locals are out and about for leisure. Not only the history but the charming facts behind each monument. From your living-room, live in Rome, with your guide. Piazza Navona and its fountains, the Pantheon with its imposing structure and a little hidden square, behind the Pantheon.
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  • 1 hour
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$22.19
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva costs USD 22.19. Guided Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva tours start around USD 22.19 per person.
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