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  • Address: Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome 00186, Italy
  • Admission: Free

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Ponte Sant'Angelo Tours

This marble pedestrian bridge spanning the Tiber river between Castel Sant'Angelo and the historic center of Rome is lined with 10 monumental angel statues based on designs by Bernini. The most beautiful bridge in the city, Ponte Sant’Angelo dates from AD 134 and provides an unforgettable approach to St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.

The Basics
Ponte Sant'Angelo, or the Sant'Angelo Bridge, was built by Roman emperor Hadrian to access his mausoleum and was originally named Pons Aelius, or the Bridge of Hadrian. Legend holds that the archangel Michael appeared on top of the mausoleum in 590, ending an outbreak of the plague; to mark that miracle, Hadrian's tomb and adjacent bridge were renamed Sant'Angelo.

This ancient Roman bridge is one of the most popular spots in Rome for its scenic views, and a must-see during any walking, bike, or Vespa scooter tour of the Eternal City. Especially beautiful at night, Ponte Sant'Angelo is an unforgettably romantic stop during a Rome-by-night private excursion. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ponte Sant'Angelo links the pedestrian-only Lungotevere Castello river walk on the Castello Sant'Angelo side of the Tiber to the neighborhoods of Ponte and Borgo, two of the most historic quarters of Rome, on the opposite bank.
  • The bridge is crowded during the day and late into the night with visitors snapping pictures, buskers and artists, and street vendors.
  • The cobblestoned bridge is flat and easy to navigate with wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
The 64 bus runs from the Termini train station to Castel Sant'Angelo, or you can walk from the Vatican.

When to Get There
The bridge is known for its great views, so visit in the early morning or late afternoon for the best light if you are interested in taking photos.

Ponte Sant'Angelo and the Vatican
Ponte Sant'Angelo is just a short walk from St. Peter's Basilica, and has been used by religious pilgrims on their final stretch to the Vatican for centuries. If you are planning on visiting the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, consider taking the scenic walk across this bridge for an unforgettable approach.

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2-Hour Rome by Night Bike Tour with Pizza, Rome, null
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2-Hour Rome by Night Bike Tour with Pizza

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Location: Rome, Italy
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Be a Roman For a Day - Private Walking Tour With a Local, Rome, Night Tours
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Be a Roman For a Day - Private Walking Tour With a Local

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Private Like a Local Tour in Rome, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Like a Local Tour in Rome

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Location: Rome, Italy
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Baroque Churches of Rome Walking Tour, Rome, Custom Private Tours
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Baroque Churches of Rome Walking Tour

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Rome Tiber River Night Cruise with Dinner, Rome, Christian Tours
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Rome Tiber River Night Cruise with Dinner

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Experience the romance of Rome by night on this 2.5-hour dinner cruise on the Tiber River. Witness unparalleled views of some of the city’s most famous ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Rome by Night Vespa Tour, Rome, Dinner Cruises
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Private Rome by Night Vespa Tour

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Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome, Rome, Vespa, Scooter & Moped ... 
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Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome

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Independent Rome Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train, Florence, Half-day Tours
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