Castel Sant’Angelo & the Popes

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Castel Sant’Angelo & the Popes

Cost of the tour

⇒  From 1 to 3 persons:

150 € totally + tickets

⇒  From 4 to 6 persons:

200 € totally + tickets

⇒  From 7 to 10 persons:

290 € totally + tickets

Inclusions

  • skip the line included
  • customer care service to help you during the booking process
  • professional local and licensed English speaking guides

Practical info

  • duration: 3 hours
  • entrance tickets cost 14 euro each
  • private tours time: 9.30 and 14.30
  • the tours includes: The Angels Bridge (Ponte Sant’Angelo), Hadrian’s tomb, Pope’s apartments, Terrace overview, the Passetto wall (from the outside)

Payments

  • you can pay the tour cash at the end of the tour OR you can pay soon by credit card (important: there is a 5% extra fee on credit card payments)
  • in case of credit card payments, we’ll send you via-email a safe payment request that will allow you to use your card.

Tour extended description

  • The Angels Bridge (Ponte Sant’Angelo)
    The oldest bridge of the city still in use and by far the most splendid one. Why should you cross it? To worship the Emperor Hadrian in his mausoleum (1900 years ago). To reach the tomb of St.Peter and ask for mercy (1000 years ago). To get the Pope’s Vatican palace for a Conclave in the Sistine Chapel (500 eyars ago). To see the beheding of the poor young Beatice Cenci (400 years ago). To admire Bernini’s students positioning on the edges of this bridge the 10 marble angels that will make you fall in love even today.
  • Hadrian’s tomb
    1900 years ago the Emper Hadrian died, his body was cremated and his ashes were put in the core of a gigantic Mausoleum built on the norther bank of the Tiber river. Climb the long spiral dak ramp that will lead you up to the burial chamber. The most massive remaining tomb from the ancient Empire will shock you with its imposing bulk and its unbilievable engineering.
  • The Castle of the Popes
    Get lost in the most fascinating monument of Rome! An intriguing dungeon of dark galleries, secret passageways, hidden rooms, scary no-exit prisons suspended on ancient ramps, massive walls, cannons and cannon balls, ingenious claustrophobic lifts, wonderful Renaissance fresco paintings. This is the perfect set for scandalous stories, endless sieges, horrible tortures and timeless atmosphere. So unique to inspire Dan Brown, that located the Illuminati Lair in the castle in his book Angels and Demons.
  • The terrace view: flying over Rome
    An almost 360° view of Rome. From the Vatican and St.Peter’s dome to the Pantheon, from the Colosseum to the Spanish Steps. Take you camera and be ready to go back home with the most amazing panoramic pictures ever from the terrace of Castel Sant’Angelo, protected by the imposing statue of the Archangel Michael sheathing his bleeding sword.
  • The “Passetto” wall
    The Enemy is at the Gates and we have to save the Pope’s life. This is the story of a “run for life”, when His Holiness was forced to leave his apartments in the Vatican to reach the safest stronghold of the city: Castel Sant’Angelo. The “Passetto” wall was a secret private passageway connecting the two buildings used by the Popes not to be killed during the worst sieges Rome knew in the past.

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  • Meeting point: In front of the entrance of Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Includes: guide; entrance tickets to the castle; skip the line; we do NOT enter St.Peter's Basilica
  • Price: 150 € for the whole group + tickets