Visit the locations from Dan Brown’s book: Angels & Demons
Mimi must confess; she’s a fan of Dan Brown books. His fictional bestsellers, The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons sparked serious religious debate. When an author can raise such widespread public discussion, he has written a powerful book. And, a very profitable one as well.
If a book morphs into a movie, the book and author’s bankroll soars. Such is the case with Angels & Demons. May 15, 2009 marks the premiere of the feature film, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks.
Mimi remains fascinated by the book, and took the official Angels & Demons tour back in 2005. The attractions, scattered around Rome, provide a quick glimpse of major landmarks and other sites that used to be off the beaten track.
In 2008 Mimi returned to Rome and secured a ticket for the Vatican Scavi Tour. This time she ventured beneath the Papal Grottos, down into the Necropolis tombs.
She will share her Eternal City excitement and Illuminati intrigue through her upcoming blog posts, revisiting the following, one day at a time:
Santa Maria del Popolo and the Chigi Chapel
The piazza and fountains outside St Peter’s Basilica
The Sistine Chapel
Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria with the statue of St. Theresa in Ecstasy
Piazza Navona and the Fountain of Four Rivers
Castle Sant’Angelo and bridge
St Peter’s Basilica, interior and papal grottoes
The Necropolis under the Vatican- as viewed on the Scavi Tour
Please accept Thoroughly Modern Mimi’s invitation to follow the path of the Illuminati in this virtual tour of sites depicted in Dan Brown’s book, Angels & Demons.
Mimi (AKA Debi Lander) did not, nor is not currently, receiving any compensation from Dan Brown, Sony Pictures or the Angels & Demons Tour company. Mimi financed her own travels in Italy.