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Tosca, one of the most famous operas of the romantic composer Giacomo Puccini is entirely set in Rome. It tells the drama of love, death and jealousy of Tosca, a young girl of the Roman aristocracy and Cavaradossi, a famous painter of the time.
In this tour you will enjoy Rome’s beauty as you go through the main acts of the Tosca by visiting the real places where they were set by Puccini, nowadays top attractions.
The tour begins in the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle, one of the greatest expressions of 16th century art in Rome. Here you will admire the frescoes by Domenichino and Lanfranchi, as well as the first baroque dome of the city.
In Puccini’s opera this is the place where the former consul of the Roman Republic, Angelotti is sheltered and asks for the help of Cavaradossi, the man loved by Tosca. This is the act of Tosca’s jealousy scene which attracts the suspicions of the head of the papal police.
Second stop of the tour is Piazza Farnese, one of the most fascinating squares of the center of Rome and the place of the second act of the opera. You will get there walking through the very famous Campo de’Fiori square. In Piazza Farnese rises the beautiful Palazzo Farnese, one of the jewels of Roman Renaissance and nowadays home to the French embassy. Here you will learn about the history and misteries of the Palace and of the two twin fountains of the square. You will hear about the exoteric decorations that came to life on it’s facade after the last restoration in 2000.
In Puccini’s opera this is the headquarters of Baron Scarpia. Here Tosca will give in to Scarpia’s pressure and confess the complicity of her beloved with the fugitive Angelotti.
The tour ends at the very popular Castel Sant’Angelo, nearby the Vatican. This fort was originally the mausoleum of Emperor Adrian. In the Middle Ages it was used as a safe in which archives and treasures of the Vatican were kept, as well as a prison for political prisoners. It is here that Puccini sets the third act of his opera, the one in which Cavaradossi is shot and Tosca, convinced that she has saved him with her confession tragically commits suicide.
Instead, visit their branches located in a popular street food market inside the beautiful “Kappa Mazzoniana” in the center of Rome. Listen to the story behind each tasting from your professional foodie guide, who will bring attention to some delicious flavors you may not have noticed otherwise.
Drink a glass of local wine, indulge in pizzas from different regions of Italy, discover the trapizzino: a combination of pizza with traditional Roman dishes, taste the amazing Sicilian arancino: the most famous rice ball of Sicily, and try the carciofi alla giudìa: a deep fried artichoke of Roman-Jewish tradition.
Don’t forget to savor the delicious Sicilian deserts: a cannolo, ice cream or a granita, an Italian frozen dessert.
Our agent and tour manager on site will give you the information about the departure time of our tour. Please be aware that delays might occur during very busy days.
Go directly to the Fast Track Ticket Holders counter, where you will scan your mobile voucher.