Getting To Castel Sant'Angelo | Location and Directions
Castel Sant’ Angelo or ‘Castle of the holy angel’ was built in the year 185 as a mausoleum for the Roman emperor Hadrian. Now, a museum, Castel Sant’Angelo boasts of rich history, Roman architectural grandeur, and mesmerizing artworks. Split into five floors that is connected by a spiral ramp, you will have access to the chamber of ashes, and the prison cells, the Papal residence and an extensive collection of ancient weapons. Don’t forget to make your way to the terrace, where you can enjoy stunning, panoramic views of Rome.
Castel Sant'Angelo Location & Directions
To get off at Piazza Pia, the closest stop to Castel Sant'Angelo, board bus numbers 23, 271, 280, 62, or 982. From here, a 5-minute walk will get you to Castel Sant'Angelo. Bus number 40, 34, 49, 87, 926, 990, and 46 are the other options.
If you are traveling from other parts of Italy, you are likely to arrive at Roma Termini, which is the main railway station. Hop on a train to Roma San Pietro station, which is a 22-minute walk away from Castel Sant'Angelo.
By Light Rail
Board train #19 to get to Castel Sant'Angelo. The earliest train will allow you to reach by 7:27 AM and the last one will allow you to reach by 3:15 AM. Risorgimento/S. Pietro, the closest station, is a 12-minute walk away.
Parking at Castel Sant’Angelo
For those heading to Castel Sant’Angelo in a car, unfortunately, there is no parking facility on the premises. However, there are a few paid parking options available nearby.
Garage Properzio Car Park
Garage Properzia Cark Park is less than 600 m away. It is also in close proximity to St. Peter's Square and Gianicolo Park and other attractions. You will, however, have to leave your keys at the car park.
Timings: Daily from 7 AM to 7 PM
Price: €5 for 1 hour
Gran Meliá - Gianicolo
Located about 10 minutes (587 m) away from Castel Sant’Angelo, Gran Meliá - Gianicolo is a convenient option for those who wish to club their Castel Sant’Angelo visit with a tour of the Vatican.
Timings: Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 10 PM. On weekends from 7 AM to 7 PM
Price: € 2.50 for 1 hour
The Prati Car Park
The Prati Car Park, located about 700 meters from Castel Sant’Angelo, is also a stone's throw away from Piazza del Risorgimento and the Vatican City. You will need to leave your keys at the facility.
Timings: Monday to Saturday from 6 AM - 1:30 AM. Sundays and public holidays from 6 AM to 11 am and 6 PM to 1.30 AM.
Price: Unlimited Day pass for € 30
All Your Questions Answered About Castel Sant’Angelo Location
A. The address for Castel Sant'Angelo is Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy.
A. You can reach Castel Sant'Angelo via bus, train, tram or metro.
A. The closest bus stop is Piazza Pia. Castel Sant’Angelo is a 5-minute walk from here.
A. Roma San Pietro is the closest station to Castel Sant'Angelo. It is 22 minutes away.
A. Take train #19 to get to Castel Sant'Angelo. The closest station is Risorgimento/S. Pietro station, which is a 12-minute walk away.
A. Unfortunately, there is no parking space at Castel Sant'Angelo. However, there are many reasonably-priced paid car parks within a 10-minute walking distance.
Castel Sant’Angelo is situated in Lungotevere Vaticano, which is about 2.9 km (36 min walk) from Colosseum.
A. St Peter's Basilica is only 140 meters from the Castel Sant’Angelo. It will only take you 9 minutes to walk between these two attractions.
A. Yes, Castel Sant'Angelo is only 1.5 km away from the Vatican City. In fact, there is a 800-meter-long secret passage called the Passetto di Borgo that links the Vatican City with the Castel Sant'Angelo.
A. Castel Sant'Angelo is only a 10-minute walk from Piazza Navona.