Castel Sant’Angelo is one of the oldest and most iconic tourist attractions in Rome, Italy. Here are a few reasons why you should take a Castel Sant'Angelo tour.
You can access the Papal Apartments from the Courtyard of the Angel. The residence rooms house beautiful ceramics, sculptures, and frescoes from the Renaissance era, all of which have been properly preserved. The Papal Apartments are also home to a bronze statue of the Archangel Michael, which was sculpted by Raffaelo da Montelupo, celebrated artist Michelangelo’s apprentice.
Head to the fifth floor of the mausoleum-turned-museum for a glimpse of the beautiful terrace and spectacular panoramic views of the city of Rome. The last act of Puccini’s opera Tosca, where the heroine jumps off the roof after the execution of her lover, was shot right here on this terrace. Grab a seat at the rooftop café and soak in the scenic views of the city while enjoying a meal.
Constructed in 1277, Passetto di Borgo is an 800-meter-long elevated corridor or passageway that connects the mausoleum to the Vatican City. It was commissioned by and served as the residence of Pope Nicholas III. Many Popes, like Pope Alexander VI and Pope Clement VII, used it as an escape route when they were under attack. The corridor is visible from the mausoleum and is also opened to the public during the summer months.
Castel Sant’Angelo is home to one of the finest collections of art in the world. From famous sculptures to frescoes and murals, the mausoleum houses it all. Several fragments were discovered from Hadrian’s tomb during excavation and the many restoration campaigns that took place later.
Private collectors also donated artworks to the mausoleum-turned-museum. Do not miss the iconic sculpture of Archangel Michael on the roof. It is the highlight of Castel Sant’Angelo.
A. Yes. The Castel Sant’Angelo tours are available for booking.
A. You can book a Castel Sant’Angelo tour online.
A. Castel Sant’Angelo tours are priced at €36.57 and upwards.
A. There are two types of Castel Sant’Angelo tours available – Castel Sant’Angelo: Angels and Demons Experience and Combo (Save 5%): Borghese Gallery +Castel Sant’Angelo Tickets.
A. The Castel Sant Angelo guided tours are available in five languages – English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
A. It depends on the type of Castel Sant’Angelo tour you book. The small group guided tour will have no more than 10 people while the other guided tours have a maximum capacity of 25 guests.
A. Yes. The Castel Sant Angelo tours are worth it because it’s the best way to explore this spectacular and popular heritage site and learn all about its history and the artworks on display. The mausoleum-turned-museum is almost 2000 years old and deeply rooted in history.
A. Yes. The Castel Sant Angelo tours include skip the line access.
A. Yes. It depends on the Castel Sant’Angelo tour you book. Please check the cancellation policy before booking.
A. The Castel Sant’Angelo guided tours can be anywhere between 2 to 5 hours long, based on the tour you choose.