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

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Ponte Sant'Angelo Tours

Ponte Sant'Angelo is the bridge across the Tiber River leading from the centre of Rome to the Castel Sant'Angelo, once Hadrian's tomb, then home to the popes, now a museum. The bridge dates from 134 AD when Hadrian built it to lead to his mausoleum, calling it Pons Aelius or Bridge of Hadrian. But when word got out that the Archangel Michael landed on top of the mausoleum to end the plague in Rome in 590, the bridge and castle both changed their name to Sant'Angelo.

The most striking feature of the now pedestrian-only bridge are the ten statues of angels which line it. These were commissioned by Pope Clement IX in 1669 from the famous artist Bernini. Unfortunately Bernini only finished two himself and these were taken into the pope's own collection. Those on the bridge were actually made by other sculptors to Bernini's scheme.

Practical Info

Pont Sant'Angelo is easy to reach by foot or taxi from the centre of Rome. It leads across the Tiber River to the Castel Sant'Angelo and from there it is an easy walk to St Peter's Basilica. In fact, the bridge has throughout history been used by pilgrims as an approach to St Peter's and even bore that name for a while.

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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

Meet your expert guide on this 2 hour early evening tour of Rome.  Enjoy a a relaxing bike ride as you pedal past some of the most popular sites including ...  Read more

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

From USD $47.57
Private Like a Local Tour in Rome, Rome, Night Tours
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Private Like a Local Tour in Rome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Get to know the real Rome off the beaten track during your private tour of the city! Your local guide will take you on an amazing local journey across Rome ...  Read more

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

From USD $26.29
Be a Roman For a Day - Private Walking Tour With a Local, Rome, Custom Private Tours
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Be a Roman For a Day - Private Walking Tour With a Local

Walk the streets of Rome with your local guide Gabriele. During your 4-hour private ‘Roman for a Day - Walking Tour’ you will discover the best that Rome has ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.82
Baroque Churches of Rome Walking Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Baroque Churches of Rome Walking Tour

Explore some of Rome's most beautiful buildings with this 3-hour walking tour of Baroque churches. Learn the language of Baroque architecture crafted in the ...  Read more

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

From USD $77.62
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.)

From USD $81.38
Independent Rome Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train, Florence, Dinner Cruises
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Independent Rome Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train

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See Rome on this full-day tour from Florence, which includes a pass for the hop-on, hop-off bus tour. This is an easy way to see the Eternal City, taking away ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.50
Private Rome by Night Vespa Tour, Rome, Day Trips
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Private Rome by Night Vespa Tour

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Visit Rome's most iconic squares and fountains on a beautiful Vespa, just as Romans do, with this private 3-hour Rome by night Vespa tour. Join a local guide ...  Read more

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

From USD $186.54
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

Explore two historic sites in Vatican City on this 3-hour walking tour of Castel Sant’Angelo and St. Peter’s Square. Learn the history of an ancient fortress ...  Read more

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

From USD $43.82

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