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Family Tour of the Castel Sant'Angelo
In its ancient walls Castel Saint Angelo enshrines a lifelong history dating back to emperor Adrian who built his tomb here. Pope Paul III of the Farnese dynasty later turned the tomb into a fortress and political residence. This unique must-see site i"""Discover the Castel Sant'Angelo with your family. Dive through history from the origins to the following transformations. Have fun with learning games and taste delicious organic snacks."title=Highlights&1=1.5-hour%2C+family-friendly+tour+of+Rome%27s+Castel+Sant%E2%80%99Angelo&2=Designed+to+inform+and+entertain+both+kids+and+adults&3=Fun+games+and+worksheets+keep+kids+engaged+while+learning&4=Led+by+an+art+historian+guide&5=Organic+snacks"""Rome
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Castel Sant'Angelo and Ponte Sant'Angelo Walking Tour in Rome
"Make your own way to the Castel Sant’Angelo on the banks of the Tiber River in central Rome. Meet your guide and if you wish put on the supplied audio headsets to ensure you can hear their commentary clearly. Before setting off discover how the castle was originally built as a mausoleum for the Roman emperor Hadrian in around 134 BC. Learn also how having housed his and other emperors' remains for two centuries it was incorporated into Rome’s defensive walls and from the 14th century
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Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome
"After meeting your guide depart to Ponte Sant’ Angelo formerly known as the “Aelian Bridge” or “Pons Aelius.” Built in 134 AD by Emperor Hadrian the bridge spans the River Tiber from the city center to his mausoleum in the Castel Sant'Angelo. Admire sculptures of angels by Bernini Raggi and Morelli before skipping the lines to see Hadrian’s tomb. Feast your eyes on the frescoes Papal apartments
From EUR35.00

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Museum of Hadrian, Castle of Angels

The Castel San't Angelo was originally commissioned as the tomb of Roman Emperor Hadrian (who built the Hadrian Wall in Great Britian) and was finished in 139 AD after he died. The Castle was...
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May 27, 2016

Passetto Di Borgo

the main road of Via della Conciliazione, that connects Castel San Angelo to Vatican City has a parallel wall with a secret passage in it and this was made famous by the film Angels and Demons when...
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May 26, 2016

Castel Sant' Angelo.

This castle was built around 123 d. C. as a tomb for emperor Adrian and his successors. It was completed by Antoninus Pius in 139.The name Castel Sant Angelo comes from the legend of Saint Gregorio...
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Jan 19, 2016

Castel Sant' Angelo is close to Vatican City

There is quite a bit to see in Rome but if you have a chance to see Castel Sant' Angelo, it is well worth the "look see". Great views of the city and you can have a "tour" of it but that probably...
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Jan 02, 2016

Include in your walking trip

Include this place in your walking trip. I came past the Castel Sant' Angelo during my walk from the Vatican to the Pantheon. Great views of the river Tiber and its bridges. Near the castle, I bought...
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Jun 08, 2015

The Fortress.

The mausoleum started its transformation to a fortress when it was included into the Aurelian wall and became a "castellum". In 537 when the Visigoths attacked Rome it proved its value. The defenders...
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Jan 05, 2015

Castel Sant' Angelo

The Mausoleum of HadrianThis huge castle is over 2,000 years old. It is situated just across the river Tiber. A good crossing point would be at the Ponte Sant' Angelo.It is today a huge museum with 58...
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Jan 01, 2015

An imperial mausoleum and papal fortress

To be honest, I didn't find the area around the Vatican to be all that interesting, with the very clear exception of Castel Sant'Angelo. This round structure was built on the right bank of the Tiber...
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Dec 05, 2014

It ain't just an Angel

An enormous maze of underground tunnels, bridges, courtyards with new views from ea angle as you roam around, up and down. We didn't think of going there when we read it has prison artifacts but when...
Nov 03, 2014

Castel Sant’Angelo

Hubby and I both had the Castel Sant’Angelo on our must-see lists, but each for different reasons. He is interested in military history so the idea of visiting this very old fortress in the center of...
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Jun 02, 2014

Castel Sant'Angelo

Originally begun by the Emperor Hadrian in AD 123 as a mausoleum for himself and his successors, it was completed by Antoninus Pius in 139. In 271, the Emperor Aurelian incorporated the pile into the...
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May 29, 2014

Sant Angelo at night

As I notice it's becoming more and more popular to open an access to some sights at night, at least in summer time. And this is great experience! Firstly, there are less visitors. Secondly, night...
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Jan 15, 2014
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Things to Do Near Castel Sant'Angelo

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Ponte Sant' Angelo

Reaching the Ponte Sant' Angelo was definitely the highlight of our walk to Castel Sant'Angelo. The bridge was originally built c. 135 AD in order to connect the Campus Martius with his mausoleum...
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Tevere - Tiber River - Bridges

The busy Tiber River roughly Splits Rome ij Half and this river has many bridges that criss crosses both areas of Rome of which many of the bridges are more than 1,000 years old and are famous...
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Via dei Coronari

One of my favourite streets in Rome, via dei Coronari runs straight from just north of Piazza Navona to just south of Ponte Sant'Angelo. It was created in 1475 AD by Pope Sisto IV to provide pilgrims...
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Chiesa San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

The Saint Giovanni of Fiorentini Church (Chiesa Giovanni Fiorentini( is one of the many Churches along the Ponte Rione (District) of Rome and lies near the banks of the Tiber River along the...
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Museo Napoleonico

Napoleon had special plans for Rome: he called his son Napoleon II, King of Rome in 1811. His brother Lucien moved to Rome in 1804, starting a family line than lasted through to 1927. Another member...
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Chiesa Nuova – Santa Maria In Vallicella

Yallicella is reference to a depression which excisted at the time of Ancient Rome. The depression was still noticeable in the 12th century when the church was built and it was almost buried in the...
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Getting to Castel Sant'Angelo


Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Roma, Italy


  • Sunday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Thursday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Friday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Saturday 09:00 to 19:30