Explore one of the most fascinating monuments of Rome, the magnificent Castel Sant'Angelo. Join our amazing small group tour in Rome and find out more about a mysterious and old landmark of the eternal city. Discover the past of this former mausoleum and fortress.
Discover one of the most intriguing and fascinating landmarks of Rome with our exclusive small group tour of Castel Sant'Angelo, taking visitors into the world of ancient history and legends.
Among the symbols of Rome, Castel Sant'Angelo has passed through many events. You will get the amazing chance to discover all these facts and details from our professional guide. Dating back from the 2nd century AD, Castel Sant'Angelo makes for a great place to visit in Rome, with an impressive history.
Castel Sant'Angelo was originally built as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Roman emperor who envisioned a grand masterpiece. Later on, the mausoleum became a fortress and a castle used by the popes, while today it is open to visitors as an interesting museum.
Join us for a pleasant and insightful small group tour of Castel Sant'Angelo and retrace the long and troublesome past of this exceptional monument of Rome. Imagined by Emperor Hadrian himself, the cylindrical monument housed the tomb of Hadrian and his family, but also later emperors until Caracalla in 217.
He also built the bridge coming directly into the monument from the center of Rome, flanked by amazing statues of angels. The mausoleum was later transformed into a military fortress and much of the contents and decorations inside the tombs have been lost during the works.
The decision to turn the Castel Sant'Angelo into a castle came from the popes and it even became connected to the St. Peter's Basilica through a corridor, allowing for a refuge during perilous times.
Follow the passing of time with our Rome small group tour of Castel Sant'Angelo, discovering fascinating facts about this monument from our expert guides, going back into the rich history of Rome.
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The meeting point is close to Castel Sant'Angelo.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest you to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. During the summer, bring a bottle of water with you.
Please note that this tour operates with a maximum 15 participants.