Castel Sant’Angelo


castel sant'angelo main entrance



This is one visit in Rome that will keep the whole family amazed.

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 keep you and your children entertained.

The Castel Sant’Angelo was 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.

The private, fully licensed guide will take you on a fascinating tour in and around the Castel. You will 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.

Your children will love to listen to all the historical fun facts in order to finish their highly entertaining game booklet. This 2 hours visit will undeniably leave you and your whole family enchanted.


Key Benefits:

  • A journey through time, from 134 AD until todaycastel sant'angelo bridge
  • A magnificent panoramic view of Rome
  • A game booklet with highly entertaining and cultural fun facts
  • A privately guided tour for you and your family only


Price per family (6 people max)


Book this activity

Duration of the activity 2 hours
Minimum age 6 years
What is included:

– Skip-the-line tickets

– A fully licensed guide

– Fun-packed game booklets for the children