The Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) is the common name of the Mausoleum of Hadrian, one of the 5 most respected Emperor of Ancient Rome. Built between 134 and 139 AD, this cylindrical fortress has almost 2,000 years of fascinating history that will impress both you and your children.
Follow you certified guide as he/she takes you inside the Castel Sant'Angelo, once the tallest building in Rome. It served as a mausoleum for 300 years, until it was turned into a fortress. This fortress was later used by the Popes, and served as a prison as well. Today, it houses a small museum describing the history of this iconic Roman monument.
Discover the Ponte Sant’Angelo (the Sant’Angelo Bridge) as well as the small inner courtyard where executions were once held. Another highlight is the Passetto di Borgo, a small elevated passageway linking the Castel to the Vatican, which played a key role in Dan Brown’s novel Angels & Demons. You will also have the privilege to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Rome from the top floor.