Discover the history and architecture of Castel Sant’Angelo during a private half-day tour. Learn about the building’s origins as a tomb and how it has been used as a fortress and papal residency. Explore the castle’s museum and see its collection of art, archaeological finds, and weaponry. Visit the castle’s large terrace for fantastic views over the rooftops of Rome.
Explore Castel Sant’Angelo with a private guide
See the landmark’s museum including art and weaponry
Admire views over Rome from the castle’s terrace
Hear stories about the building’s history over centuries
Your Own Private Professional English Speaking Guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure & Return
The Entrance to Hadrian's Mausoleum
Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM
What To Expect
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant’Angelo was built as a tomb for Emperor Hadrian AD 130-139. It has been both a prison, fortress and a papal residence, there is a secret passageway that connects Castel Sant’Angelo to the Vatican City. Popes used to go to Castel Sant’Angelo through the passageway if they felt they were in danger at the Vatican.
The Castle has a long and interesting history, it has been looted and pillaged by just about every invader that entered Rome. Legend has it that the Archangel Michael appeared on top of Castel Sant’Angelo sheathing his sword as a sign of the end of the plague of 590. Castel Sant’Angelo has appeared in the book Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and the video game Assassin’s Creed 2 as well as movies and operas.
Your very own private guide will take you on a journey deep within the walls of this incredible and imposing monument, revealing all the mysteries and secrets that have been trapped inside for centuries. You will visit Hadrian's tomb, the emperors famous resting place, the Papal fortress where Popes would talk refuge in times of crisis, delve deep in to the Castles prisons and torture chambers, then climb up upon the large terrace, where Puccini's heroine jumped to her death in his opera "Tosca", it has a truly fantastic view over the Eternal City centre of Rome. Come with us on this unforgettable experience in to the heart of Roman history!
The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
Cancellations, changes or issues due to weather, security and events held by the monument are beyond our control and are directly decided by their administration team. These issues will be reviewed by us and dealt with on an individual basis but are the responsibility of the monument.
All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security
The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is comfortable clothing
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
Pets are not allowed inside the venue
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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