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Rome: 35-Minute Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

Activity provider: D'Uva

Rome: 35-Minute Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

Activity provider: D'Uva
Likely to sell out Booked 80 times yesterday

From US$ 8.65 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 80 times yesterday

This 35-minute audio tour of the Pantheon guides you through one of the best-preserved structures from ancient Rome. Learn how it converted from a pagan temple to a Christian church and why it remains one of the city's architectural icons.

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Duration 35 minutes
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Italian, English, French, Spanish
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Unravel the Pantheon's layered history on a 35-minute audio guide tour
  • Marvel ancient architectural feats, like the glowing oculus on the grand dome
  • Stroll the cylindrical hall and see the structure's harmonious proportions
  • Discover the symbolism behind the square and circle shapes on the marble floor
  • Learn about the handover of the Pantheon to the Catholic Church in 609 A.D.
Full description

Head to the Pantheon temple in central Rome – the entrance is behind the grand portico of 16 columns. Collect your audio guide at the desk inside and begin a journey through the building's 2,000-year-old history.

Find yourself within one of the only ancient Roman buildings in the city that has remained almost intact over the centuries. Emperor Hadrian built it in 125 A.D. on the destroyed site of a 27 BC temple commissioned by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa during the reign of Augustus.

Circle the hall via 15 listening points – a walk through the historical timeline of the building, including its origins as a temple dedicated to all the gods of Pagan Rome, conversion to a Christian church by Pope Boniface IV in 609 A.D. and its use as a mausoleum.

Be amazed at the architectural details of the rotunda. Beyond matching measurements and precise layouts, Imperial Romans also incorporated symbolic meaning throughout the entire structure.

To accompany your audio trip, you'll get a handy map to locate further points of interest inside the basilica, including frescoes and sculptures, and the tombs of Renaissance artists.

Remember to look up at the monumental dome – the biggest of its kind in the ancient era. The ray of light from its oculus illuminates a different part of the Pantheon hall as each minute passes.

Includes
  • Audio guide
  • Note: this is not an entry ticket because the entrance is always free
  • Booking fee
  • Donation to the Basilica di Santa Maria ad Martyres
  • Headset
  • Live guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

At the audio guide desk inside the Pantheon, after the entrance on the left.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Passport or ID card
  • Credit card
  • Headphones

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This is not an entry ticket because the entrance is always free
  • This is not a skip-the-line ticket
  • Audioguide service time: from Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 5:15 PM; Saturday from 10 AM to 3:15 PM, Sunday from 12 noon to 5:15 PM
  • A valid ID (passport, ID card, Driver's License, or credit card) will be required as a deposit in order to borrow the audio guide. Photocopies, pictures on the phone and student IDs aren't accepted
  • Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors wearing suitable attire (no shorts, vests or sleeveless tops)
  • The Pantheon may be subject to anticipated closures, postponed openings, messes, concerts, or other events that may variate the service time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 2813 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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The audio guide was informative and comprehensive, with interesting facts and information. My children (age 8 and 5) both really enjoyed it. The only thing I would add is that it wasn't clear from the listing that entry to the Pantheon is actually free, so we didn't need to buy the audio guide to get in.

August 17, 2022

The pantheon is a must see site in Rome. This tour was easy to book, there were no issues at the entrance (straight in). We simply then went up to the main desk, where we given a mobile device with headphones, which we used to listen to the main areas around the Pantheon. The audio guide was easy to navigate, and you could walk around at your leisure. it was perfect, and there were no time pressures, if you wanted to stay a little longer, in order to absorb the beauty and magnificence of the pantheon.

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August 6, 2022

Booking the tickets for the Pantheon including the audio guide worked fantastically! We were able to get right past the crowds into the Pantheon in the scorching heat. Guests without this electronic ticket were no longer allowed access to the Pantheon that day. The audio guide was super helpful! A great experience!

July 29, 2022

Product ID: 122912