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Escape From Castel Sant’Angelo


Escape From Castel Sant'Angelo - the castle



Find your way out of the iconic and massive Castel Sant’ Angelo using all the clues and puzzles during this highly engaging visit of one of Rome’s landmark.



The Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) is one of the most iconic monuments of Rome, and truly a great place to visit when in Rome with children. This massive round building was originally the Mausoleum of Hadrian, one of the 5 most respected Emperor of Ancient Rome and built between 134 and 139 AD.  The fortress has thus almost 2,000 years of fascinating history that will keep you and your children engaged.

Once the tallest building in Rome, the mausoleum was turned into a fortress, which was later used by the Popes, and into a prison as well. Today, it houses a small museum describing its rich history.

Follow your private, fully licensed guide as he/she takes you on a fascinating tour in and around the Castel Sant’ Angelo. You will discover the Ponte Sant’Angelo (the Sant’Angelo Bridge) as well as the small inner courtyard where executions were once held. You will also hear about 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 (not accessible though). And when you arrive at the top, enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Rome.

But to make this as engaging and interesting as can be for your children, they will participate in a real life escape game. By listening to the guide’s comments and advice, the children will have 2 hours to escape from Castel Sant’Angelo.

Because it is not as crowded as other monuments of Rome, a visit to Castel Sant’Angelo is an experience you and your children will love.


Key Benefits:Escape From Castel Sant'Angelo - view

  • A visit of Castel Sant’Angelo
  • A magnificent panoramic view of Rome from the top floor
  • A real live escape game to keep the children engaged
  • A private, fully licensed guide who knows how to entertain the children


Price per family (6 people max)


Book this activity

Duration of the activity 2 hours
Minimum age 10 years
What is included:

– Skip-the-line tickets to Castel Sant’Angelo

– A fully licensed guide

– A fun-filled real life escape game