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Rome: Secrets Beneath Castel Sant'Angelo Guided Tour

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Rome: Secrets Beneath Castel Sant'Angelo Guided Tour

From US$ 68.69 per person

Admire the historic Castel Sant'Angelo castle and its ancient fortress. Enjoy areas that are generally closed to the public and have a wide view of the Eternal City from its terrace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide


  • Access the Castel Sant'Angelo with skip-the-line entrance
  • Explore places that are generally closed to the public on a guided tour
  • Discover the castle and fortress built to serve the Roman emperor Hadrian
  • Admire the extraordinary masterpieces surrounding the castle from the terrace
Full description
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 splendid city.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Castel Sant'Angelo
  • 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Panoramic views from the terrace
  • Small group of 15 people
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Drinks on a terrace (depending on option selected)
  • Expert local guide
  • Headsets if needed
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You will have to climb a series of stairs to reach the panoramic terrace
  • Guests arriving after the departure time cannot be accommodated and tickets will not be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 19 reviews

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First of all: I was in Rome in August during Corona, while all activities inside were only possible with the Green Pass. Accordingly, my experiences with regard to visitor density could vary from conventional operations. Castel Sant'Angelo is definitely worth a visit. The meeting point is directly at the main gate over which St. Angelo stands. Once there, you meet your guide, as described, to whom you give your name. He gives a short introduction and off you go into the castle. The green pass is checked at the entrance. Inside there is a ticket inspection and a brief fiber measurement. Everything together took less than 5 minutes. The guide was very friendly and particularly focused on the artistic aspects of the castle. Although my English is not the best, I could understand him very well. At the end you could linger in the castle and explore the rooms again on your own. The tour was very nice!

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August 23, 2021

There were only four of us on this tour. Our guide told everything very vividly and had maps with him so that he could explain a lot in more detail. We were able to ask a lot of questions that he ALL answered perfectly. Unfortunately, the prison rooms, which we had not seen on our first visit, were closed due to Corona. It's a shame1

October 26, 2020

Great tour. Very cool tour and absolutely interesting facts. Guide is extremely knowledgeable. The day before we had a Colosseum tour (with another guide), which complemented each other very well. I would recommend first visiting the Colosseum including a guided tour and then the Castel Sant'Angelo with this tour.

September 21, 2021

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