The Castel Sant’Angelo also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, erected between 134 and 139 AD, is one of the most interesting landmarks in Rome. Led by an English-speaking guide, you’ll learn about its history.
Meet your guide in front of the entrance to the Castel Sant’Angelo, next to the bridge, and set off on a 3-hour guided tour. You’ll firstly learn about all the sculptures located on the Ponte Sant’Angelo that crosses the city’s main river, the Tiber.
After discovering the history of the bridge and its many beautiful statues, you’ll step inside the Castel Sant’Angelo. While you wander through the fortress’ rooms, your guide, expert in history, will explain the building’s history. The fortress was originally commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a burial chamber for his family and for himself. According to a legend, during the sixth century AD, when Rome was hit by the plague, the mausoleum was visited by the Archangel Michael.
The Castel is famous for its numerous legends and tales, many of which are closely related to the various popes who transformed this building into a Castle. During the tour, you’ll visit several rooms used by the popes, including Pope Clement VII’s bathroom decorated by Raphael’s frescoes. You’ll climb to the top of the building to the terrace, where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Vatican City and a great place for selfies.
You’ll also visit the lower floors, where you’ll learn about the secret tunnel to the Vatican, an underground corridor that connects the Holy See and the Castle. Pope Clement VII escaped through the “Passetto di Borgo” when the city was attacked by Charles V in 1527. The Castel Sant’Angelo has also inspired several writers and directors, for example, Dan Brown mentions the Castle in his best seller “Angels and Demons”.
The tour will come to an end in front of the Castle.
|Adults||Students 18 - 25 years old||Children 7 - 17 years old||Children less than 7|
|English speaking guided tour||
English speaking guided tour
Students 18 - 25 years old52$
Children 7 - 17 years old46$
Children less than 7Free
The tour is exclusively in english.
English speaking guide.
Fast track entry to the Castel Sant'Angelo.
When to book?
We recommend booking as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during the public holidays and festives..
You can book up to 2 days before (Rome local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with a ticket which you can either print out, download on your mobile or tablet to show on the day of the activity.
The monument is not completely adapted for wheelchair access. Nevertheless, those with reduced mobility can do this tour.
How to book?
To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Entrance to the Castel Sant'Angelo, next to the bridge.
FREE! Free cancel up to 48 hours before the tour.