Rome’s history spans more than 2,500 years. Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at 753 BC, precisely at April 21st.
Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as a the birthplace of Western civilization and by some as the first ever metropolis. The Roman poet Tibullus was the first to call Rome The Eternal City (Latin: Urbs Aeterna), and the expression was also taken up by other poets and writers, and lasts till today. Rome is also called Caput Mundi, Capital of the World.
Rome is now the capital of Italy and also serves as the capital of the Lazioregion. With 2,877,215 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country’s most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4.3 million residents.Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber.
The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.
Rome is incredibly rich of places to visit, ancient and medieval monuments, churches, museums, guided tours… You could spend there a week and still leave with the remorse of not having seen enough! So, the problem of an incentive in Rome is: How to organize your time and resources in order to have the most complete and exclusive experience of the Eternal City?
Our suggestion is to organize not just museum tours but dramatized visits and experiential tours. Gladiators, ancient poets, kings and popes will guide us through the streets and the squares of Rome.
This thrilling scavenger hunt is inspired by Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons. The novel introduces for the first time Robert Langdon, who will recur as the protagonist of Brown’s novels. In the treasure hunt we will meet conspiracies, secret societies, a religious sect called “Illuminati” but also physical concepts such as antimatter, a substance with destructive potential comparable to a nuclear weapon. Ancient history, architecture, and symbolism are also heavily referenced throughout the book.
Angels and Demons scavenger hunt will bring participants through the streets of Rome in a thrilling adventure among mysterious characters to follow, enigmas to solve and mechanisms to dismantle.