Rome, Italy

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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Castel Sant’Angelo is one of Rome’s most striking landmarks and this 90-minute guided tour will ensure you make the most of your visit. Enjoy skip-the-line access, visit the Pope Paul III Apartments, see Hadrian’s tomb, and take in the views from the terrace.
  • 1.5-hour guided walking tour of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome
  • Explore the historic castle, including the papal apartments and the tomb of Emperor Hadrian
  • Enjoy magnificent views over Rome from the terrace
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience
Meet your guide and small group of up to 15 people outside Castel Sant’Angelo in time for a 3pm departure. Then, set out to discover the mighty fortress of Castel Sant' Angelo, built in 139AD to house the tomb of Emperor Hadrian and later converted to a castle in the 14th century.

Learn about its fascinating history as a castle, refuge and prison from your guide as you explore the ruins, admire sculptures by Bernini, Raggi and Morelli, and walk in the footsteps of former Popes as you visit the papal apartments. With your convenient skip-the-line tickets, jump the queue and head straight into the star attraction – the grand mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian. Finally, enjoy a spectacular view over Rome from the castle terrace.

Reviews

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J
, Jun 2018

This tour was excellent. Claudia was awesome, very knowledgeable and really made this tour special. The views from the top of the castle were amazing and Claudia was kind enough to take pictures of my husband and I in various places. Told me everything we wanted to know about the castle and learned amazing things while going through the entire castle.

m
, May 2018

Well informed and friendly guide. Castel Sant' Angelo isn't very grand on the inside, but it is worth visiting once for the beautiful views on the terrace and the layers of history around it. The guided tour definitely helped us understand the monument better.

B
, Mar 2018

Our guide Marco was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating, made sure we skipped the line at the entrance, gave us a lot of useful information as we walked through the castle and really interacted with us, picking up on our specific interests and questions. He was genuinely dedicated and interested but at the same time relaxed and friendly, did a great job, we highly recommend him!

E
, Mar 2018

Claudia, our tour guide, is fantastic! Energetic, knowledgeable and friendly!

Y
, Mar 2018

Highly reccommend this tour . There were only three of us on the tour which was a bonus. Our guide was Claudia and she was very knowledgable and could provide us with little tidbits and stories which I feel you would not get on a self guided tour. Castle Sant'Angelo does not seem to be as high up on the radar as other Rome destinations however definately worth the visit.

s
, Feb 2018

very nice tour our tour guide was very informative

D
, Nov 2017

Superb. Our tour guide Claudia, made this tour come alive with her presentation of the Castel SantAngelos history and features of the Papal apartments, her presentation is energetic, and her knowledge of Castel SantAngelo is excellent. We particularly enjoyed our tour guides knowledge of Pope Alexander the VI and the intrigue surrounding the Borgia family. We were fascinated to learn of the Popes secret escape route from the Vatican to Castel SantAngelo. Some of the many highlights included the secret trap doors, prisons, a stage for presenting plays, the papal coffers, the daring escapes made from the Castle, and the religious and military significance of the Castle. It was interesting to learn of the many uses of the castle and the numerous additions to the original mausoleum. The pace of the tour was comfortable, and Claudia did not allow other group leaders with very large groups interfere with our tour and focused on us having fun on this tour which we did.

C
, Oct 2017

Very good tour especially skip the line aspect. 2nd time in Rome and did this as hadn't done it the first time around. Only once inside do you realise how large this building is. Plenty included within the 90 minutes.

S
, Oct 2017

This tour was great our guide Mark made it really interesting and answered all our questions, recommend!

C
, Aug 2017

Really interesting tour. Our guide, Marco, was very knowledgeable and gave us information we would never have been aware of if we toured on our own. The duration was just right - enough to give a good overview of the Castel, but not too long to become tiring. We did this tour in mid-August afternoon. May want to consider booking a morning tour to avoid the heat at that time of year.


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