TOUR A) EARTH (3h, on foot, by private car or public transport)
1. The Pantheon
“The Pantheon is a single room. A circular cell made of stone and
cement. It has one entrance. No windows. One narrow entrance”. “The dimensions of the Pantheon’s main chamber were a tribute to Gaea –
the goddess of the Earth. The proportions were so exact that a giant
spherical globe could fit perfectly inside the building with less than a
millimetre to spare”.
The huge temple devoted to all pagan gods and goddesses that became a
It is covered by the largest dome ever built in ancient times.
The secrets (still unsolved) of its construction (2nd cent. A.D.).
The mysterious oculus (famous circular opening) at the top of the
tremendous cupola, the subject of sinister folk stories.
2. The Piazza del Popolo
“The piazza seemed subtly filled with Illuminati significance”
and the Porta del Popolo (the Northern Gates to Rome)
3. The Chigi Chapel in St. Maria del Popolo, the first altar of science
“The Church of Santa Maria del Popolo stood out like a misplaced
battleship, askew at the base of a hill on the southeast corner of the
The famous statues of Habakkuk and the angel pointing the way down the
Path of Illumination, by G.L. Bernini.
The Chigi pyramid tomb with its numerous symbols and the vault referring
to zodiac signs designed by Raphael.
The skeleton covering the demon’s hole and subterranean crypt, where the
first cardinal is found dead with the ambigram seared on his chest.
4. St. Peter’s Church
“Crossing the open expanse of St.Peter’s square he sensed Bernini’s
sprawling piazza having the exact effect the artist had been
commissioned to create – that of humbling all those who entered”.
The largest Christian church in the world, mother to all Catholic
churches and also known as the “museum church”.
The Swiss guards
The papal altar “the golden coffer surrounded by ninety-nine glowing oil
lamps. It was said they would burn until the end of time.”
The baldachin (or canopy) covering the very tomb of St.Peter and hiding
place of the anti-matter canister.
The grand staircase.