THE FORTRESS OF THE POPES: CASTLE OF THE HOLY ANGEL
Private Tour - Skip the line! (2 hours)
Standing majestically on the Tiber river, Castle of the Holy Angel ("Castel Sant'Angelo") it was made famous by the melodies of Puccini's Tosca and the Dan Brown's novel "Angels and Demons". I suggest you to visit this impressive fortress, one of the Rome's most famous symbol, converted for many different uses both by Emperors and Popes in its 20 century existence! Located quite close to Vatican City, the site originally was the "Hadrianeum" (139 AD), the Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, built for himself and his successors, then it became part of the city wall and later it served as Pope's residence (the refugee of the popes "under siege"), used also as a jail and finally converted into a museum.
- on demand.
MEET UP LOCATION:
- At your accommodation or agreed spot.
- The castle is closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th
- Guiding service (2 hours)
- Pick up at your accomodation
- Booking service for your tickets (on request)
- Admission tickets (for the under 18 free entry with ID)
- Snacks and beverages
- Taxi ride
Discover the Renaissance Papal Apartments covered with frescoes and works of art (Hall of Apollo, Hall of Paolina decorated with the Stories of Alexander the Great, Hall of Perseus with episode of the myth of the Greek hero, Room of Amore and Psiche), the prisons, the historical armoury collection, the uniforms, the picture-gallery (with works by Carlo Crivelli, Luca Signorelli, and Dosso Dossi), the collection of ancient marbles, ceramics, and sculptures and a unique panorama over the Eternal City from the terrace, made famous by the melodies of Puccini's Tosca (here Cavaradossi gives his yearning farewell to life).