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  • Rome: Secrets Beneath Castel Sant'Angelo Guided Tour

    1. Rome: Secrets Beneath Castel Sant'Angelo Guided Tour

    Take part in a small group tour led by a professional guide to admire some areas of the Castel Sant'Angelo that aren’t normally available, such as the Olearie, the historical prisons, and the theater of Clemente VII.  With your skip-the-line entry ticket, enjoy a fast entrance and start the 2-hour guided tour of the famous castle erected by the Roman emperor Hadrian as his tomb. Throughout the years, the historical building has served as a private residence to numerous popes, as a treasury of the state, a prison, and as a place of public executions.  In just 2 hours, discover the rich history behind the castle and marvel at its magnificent sculptures and paintings. Your guide will show you the burial place of the late emperor, the pope’s apartment, and the treasury room. End your incredible experience with a panoramic view from the castle's terrace where you can take pictures of the sp...

    Loved the tour. Our guide knew tons about the castles history and its part in the development of Rome. Excellent tour.

  • Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

    2. Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

    Explore Rome following the trail of Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's best-selling novel, Angels and Demons. The 3.5-hour tour begins at Pantheon, where Robert Langdon, the protagonist of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, arrives having misunderstood a clue. His intended destination was the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and that is the tour's second stop. The church is noted for the Chigi Chapel, where Langdon found the first dead cardinal, branded with the word earth on his chest. Your next stop will be St. Peter's Basilica, the center of Christianity. In the middle of St. Peter’s Square you’ll find an obelisk surrounded by a wind compass rose. On the west ponente oval tile the protagonist found another dead cardinal, branded with the word air. After this, Langdon enters the Vatican’s secret archives to look for information about the Illuminati. From the Vatican you’ll head to the Chu...

    A great tour! Our guide Anestis was very knowledgeable about the history and the facts/fiction of the movie compared to the places we visited. He didn’t just give basic facts but told you what the book said, what the movie showed and what the truth is. He went out his way to answer all our questions. Amazing experience.

  • Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

    3. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

    As part of a small group led by a professional local guide, skip the lines at the Castel Sant'Angelo to set off on a 2-hour tour. Start the adventure of the famous castle that was erected by Emperor Hadrian to be his tomb. The building has also been used by popes as their private residence, the state treasury, a prison, and as a location for public executions throughout its history. In just 2 hours you’ll have the chance to discover the rich history of the castle and its magnificent architecture and paintings. You’ll be introduced to the emperor's burial place, the papal apartment, and treasury room. Admire the beautiful angel sculptures along the Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge, also known as the Bridge of Angels. Finish off the incredible experience with a panoramic view from the castle's terrace and take stunning photos of the city.

    Eine sehr informative und interessante Reise durch die Geschichte der Engelsburg mit einem tollen Rundumblick auf das heutige Rom.

  • Rome: Private 3.5-Hour Angels & Demons Tour by Golf Cart

    4. Rome: Private 3.5-Hour Angels & Demons Tour by Golf Cart

    Follow in the footsteps of Tom Hanks’ character Robert Langdon in the 2009 movie Illuminati and explore the film locations of one of the most fascinating strips of film history in Rome. Enjoy a tour in a comfortable electric golf cart, which will be driven by your private tour guide. With the golf cart you can effortlessly reach all parts of the city including places that do not play a direct role in the film or book. You can get off at any time at any of the sights that interest you, such as the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Square, or the Colosseum. On this exciting Illuminati tour you follow in the footsteps of Tom Hanks’ character Robert Langdon in his battle against time to save 4 cardinals and the explosive secrets of the Illuminati. Listen to exciting historical facts and background information as you explore the highlights of Rome. The film is based on the novel by Dan ...

  • Rome: Dark Heart of Rome Walking Tour

    5. Rome: Dark Heart of Rome Walking Tour

    Discover a different side to Rome on this guided evening tour. This darker, more mysterious Rome is one where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center and hear ghostly tales that form part of a lesser-known history of Rome. Walk in the shadows of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via del Governo Vecchio, Via Giulia, Piazza Farnese, and Castel Sant'Angelo.

  • Rome: Ghostly Nighttime Walking Tour

    6. Rome: Ghostly Nighttime Walking Tour

    Join this nighttime tour to discover the eerie tales that Rome would rather forget. Follow your guide on this scary stroll as you hear tales of emperors, Popes, and artists. See how, as the night approaches, another side of Rome emerges, one that is more dark and sinister. Soak in the spooky atmosphere of dark while discovering the spine-chilling stories of Rome's most famous ghosts, gruesome executions, and murders. With over 2000 years of history, Rome is made up of streets and corners packed with ghostly stories from its haunted past. Experience Rome in a different way as we visit some of the city's major monuments, churches, and prisons that are sure to leave you even more fascinated by this iconic place.

    Excellent! I love ghosts tours and this is one of my favorite yet. Ben our guide led us through the winding streets of Rome of Rome and shared tales of its bloody and dark past.

  • Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

    7. Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

    Join this Best of Rome Private Day Tour to discover the Eternal City. You will be picked up at 9:00 (with exact time subject to change) and your private driver will drive you to the sightseeing historical center of Rome. See Piazza Venezia with its Wedding Cake marble honorary monument erected in 1885 to commemorate King Victor Emmanuel II. Appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain, the charming Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona, the silent flow of the Tiber River and the beautiful Pantheon. Continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo, to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo, and to the astonishing St. Peter's Square with its superb colonnade. Afterwards, enjoy a beautiful view of Rome from the Janiculum Hill and see Circus Maximus, the site of the Roman chariots races with its evocative views of the sprawling ruins of the emperor's ...

    What an unforgettable day! Our guides were fantastic! We had the opportunity to see many sites we never would have had we not booked this tour. Not having to consider transportation, tickets, or any other logistics made the day so easy. All we had to worry about was snapping pictures and absorbing all of the amazing information. Our driver was so great with my girls and they had a wonderful time that they will remember for the rest of their lives. They all did a fantastic job of presenting interesting information and kept all of us ages 9-34 engaged the whole time. Start to finish what a wonderful day, there really is no better way to experience Rome.

  • Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

    8. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

    Experience the very best of the Eternal City on a private golf cart tour. Begin your visit in the morning, afternoon, or evening by meeting your expert tour guide at the local partner's office. Set off to discover the great highlights and the hidden gems Rome has to offer. Start the tour in the city center and customize your itinerary based on your personal preferences. Led by your passionate guide, hit all the major highlights including Piazza Venezia and the impressive Vittoriano, the Trevi Fountain — where you can throw a coin into the water to ensure your return to Rome — and the Spanish Steps, heart of the glamorous shopping district. Head then to Piazza Navona, with the amazing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Go in the Pantheon to admire the greatest work of Roman architecture, followed by a stop at Campo de Fiori to visit the food market. Afterwards, explore the best of A...

    I did this tour with my wife and we both loved it! It is a very nice option to explore a lot of the city quickly so we would recommend it as the first tour when arriving at Rome (especially when it is hot outside). The driver was very nice and knowledgeable! We had a lot of questions and he answered all of them with ease. We can highly recommend this tour

  • Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter’s Square Tour

    9. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter’s Square Tour

    Discover the dark side of 2 iconic attractions in Rome on a 3-hour walking tour of the Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Square, connected by the Passetto di Borgo. Meet your guide on 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 ticket lines to see Hadrian’s tomb. Feast your eyes on the frescoes, Papal apartments, and magnificent corridors of the castle. Experience the fear of former prisoners as you learn about the castle’s time as a prison. Follow in the footsteps of former popes as you walk the Passetto di Borgo, and learn how they would escape death threats from their opponents. Your guide will explain the dark connections between the cast...

    Our guide was on time and easy to find because she had a sign that she held up with the name of the tour company. There were 5 on our tour. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. She gave us plenty of time to take pictures. I would recommend this tour company.

  • Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

    10. Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

    Start at the Arch of Constantine, and begin a private Colosseum tour with a top-rated local guide. Learn about the history of this amazing monument, the violence of the games, and the lives of the gladiators. Take a short walk to explore the breathtaking ruins of the Roman Forum. Next, head to the historic Capitoline Hill and enjoy a break in a bar with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Stop for a hearty lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, where you'll sample some delicious local dishes. After lunch, visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, and Campo de'Fiori. See the Pantheon and Hadrian's Temple. Stroll through the magnificent Piazza Farnese for a memorable end to the first day of your 2-day private tour. Begin the second day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, which boast one of the greatest collections of art in the world. ...

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What people are saying about Castel Sant'Angelo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,754 reviews

It was so funny & exciting. Rome at night. It was beautiful, super romantic and something very special. Our wishes were also taken into account. We ate the best ice cream from Rome. It was amazing. 2 hours. No 3rd and forever a highlight for us. Mimmo was just great. Thanks for that. Unforgettable.

Excellent! I love ghosts tours and this is one of my favorite yet. Ben our guide led us through the winding streets of Rome of Rome and shared tales of its bloody and dark past.

Great tour! Our tour guide Francesca was amazing and knowledgeable about the history of the colosseum and forum. Would definitely recommend a small private tour.

An interesting afternoon with a professional, respectful and lovely guide (Mr Anestis Pavlidis). Bring comfortable footwears, this tour is long (and fun).

Had a wonderful tour, was very insightful and friendly. Was a perfect start to our Rome trip.