Take part in a Small group Tour led by a professional guide to admire some areas of the Castle that aren't normally open to many such as the Oliearie, the historical prisons and the heater of Clemente VII.
With our entry tickets, we skip the long lines and start a 2-hour guided tour of this famous Castle, erected by Emperor Hadrian as his tomb. The historical building was used by the Popes as a private residence, a treasure of the State, a prison and a place of public executions throughout the years. In just 2 hours, you will have the opportunity to discover the rich history behind the Castle and its magnificent sculptures and paintings. [readmore] The guide will show you the place of burial of the late Emperor, the Popes' apartments and the treasure room. Our tour provides you an exclusive access to some parts that are normally not accessible to many like the Oleari, the historical prisons and the heater of Clemente VII. End your incredible experience with a panoramic view from the Castle's terrace where you can take pictures of the splendid city.Lee mas
IMPORTANT: please be at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance (late arrival or no-show can not be refunded)
Castel Sant`Angelo, situated on the right bank of the Tiber river, has had a turbulent history. In this fortress, the papal apartments feature beautiful rooms decorated with many frescoes. Below the apartments are several floors which include prisons and even a torture chamber. A spiraling corridor, part of the original mausoleum, leads to the lower levels of the building.
At the top of the fortress, overlooking the panoramic terrace, stands a statue of an angel, built by the sculptor Pieter Verschaffelt.The statue depicts the archangel Michael who, according to legend, appeared on top of the fortress in the year 590 and miraculously ended the severe plague that had infested the city of Rome. After the purported event, the building was renamed Castel Sant`Angelo - literally translated `Saint Angel Castle` - in honor of the archangel. Visit areas that are generally close to the public, like the Olearie, the historical prisons and the heater of Clemente VII.