Come and join Alessandra on a 2.5-hour small group tour of eerie Castel Sant'Angelo to discover the secrets and mysteries hidden behind its doors! Meet Alessandra, your expert, English-speaking guide at the entrance and make your way inside the chunky looking fortress. On the various levels there are many things to explore such as the large collection of artworks, weapons and frescoes on the second floor and see where Puccini was inspired to write his opera, Tosca on the third floor. Learn more about the history of the building and how it was built as a mausoleum then converted into a castle by the Popes in the 14th Century and then transformed into the museum it is today. Discover the elevated passageway that connected the castle to St Peter's Basilica, which the Popes used as a refuge, the secret trap doors, the drawbridge and more. From here you'll walk to see the charming square, Piazza Navona. Admire the trio of fountains and Renaissance buildings in this outdoor museum.
Departure & Return
Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
What To Expect
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
Enter into the Castel Sant'Angelo and explore the history, art and secrets behind its walls. Built to house the tomb of the Emperor Hadrian and his family members, over the years it was passed on to the Popes who made an elevated passageway connecting to St Peter's Basilica. Now it is home to the museum with art, weapons and frescoes to see.
Enter the large, picturesque square of Piazza Navona and wander around the magnificent fountains, marvel at the architecture and learn the history behind the square itself. What was once a sporting stadium is now a public piazza for all to enjoy. Don't miss Bernini's famous centrepiece, the fountain of four rivers.