Ponte Sant'Angelo

Ponte Sant'Angelo

Ponte Sant'Angelo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Castel Sant'Angelo Skip-the-Line Entry & Optional Audioguide

1. Castel Sant'Angelo Skip-the-Line Entry & Optional Audioguide

Uncover the secrets within the walls of the Castel Sant'Angelo, a historic mausoleum museum on the Tiber River's right bank. Explore one of the lesser-known gems of Rome with skip-the-line entry tickets and enjoy views of the city from above. Skip the lines and walk inside to browse through the artifacts that narrate the building's many transformations. First erected to be a monumental tomb, then a fortress during the medieval ages, and a defensive post for barbarian invasions, the castle will offer you new insights into Roman history. Explore the 5 floors of the museum heading towards a spiral ramp, then see the cells and the rooms that served as a Papal residence, as well as a chamber of ashes where you can marvel at the remains of iconic Roman characters and frescoes preserved perfectly. End this informative trip on the Castle’s astonishing roof terrace and have a picturesque view of the whole city. Be prepared to spot Vatican City, the Tiber River, and the famous Bridge of Angels.

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Skip-the-Line Ticket with Audio App

2. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Skip-the-Line Ticket with Audio App

Discover the history of this mausoleum-turned-museum with skip-the-line, hosted access. Located on the right bank of the Tiber only a short distance from the Vatican City, Castel Sant'Angelo is an ancient fortress with centuries of history. Explore the museum's seven floors to discover an extensive collection of ancient artifacts and perfectly preserved frescoes from the Renaissance period. Built in 135 AD for the Roman Emperor Hadrian, the building has played an important part in Rome’s architectural history. Climb the spiral staircase to reach the Chamber of Ashes where a number of historical figures were incarcerated, before continuing up to visit the Papal Residence. Immerse yourself in the stories of each different room as you admire the art within. Finish your experience with a panoramic view over Rome and the Tiber river from the castle terrace. A great opportunity to take some photos of the St Angel bridge, also known as the Bridge of Angels. Select the best option, according to your journey: - Skip the line entrance - Skip the line entrance + Audioguide App - Skip the line entrance to Castel St. Angel and Pantheon - Skip the line entrance to Castel St. Angel and Entrance to St. Peter's Basilica + Dome with audioguide app.

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

3. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Explore the imposing Castel Sant'Angelo, also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, in Parco Adriano of Rome. Discover the history of the castle across 5 floors which houses a variety of weapons, as well as frescoes from the Renaissance period. Find out more about the beginnings of the castle, which was initially commissioned by Emperor Hadrian and built between 135 and 139 AD. Learn how it was transformed into an imposing defensive structure by the Papal state, and how it was used to protect the various popes from the 14th century onwards. Learn about the various prisoners who were kept within its walls and their often tragic fate.  See the beautifully painted steam papal baths of Leo X and Clemente VII and enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Rome from the castle's famous terrace. Access the castle at any time during the day, and explore it at your own pace.

Rome:Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

4. Rome:Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Get to know Rome at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, and families. Can be used as a great team-building activity. To get started, simply download the app and go to the starting point at Castel St. Angelo for your first challenge (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start the tour at any time. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Use your imagination, logic, observation, and team spirit in order to solve riddles at each attraction. The app's integrated maps will help you to navigate to each new place. Along the way, learn about the city and places you visit.Start your tour from Castel St. Angelo, then visit the centre of Rome and one of the most famous squares in the world, Piazza Navona! Visit Piazza della Rotonda with the beautiful Pantheon overlooking it. Still the famous Piazza della Minerva continues your beautiful journey. Photograph Sant'Andrea della Valle and bury yourself in Piazza Venezia as you get lost in its chaos. Then the imposing Forum of Trajan awaits you. Still the famous Capitoline Hill designed by the one and only Michelangelo continues your beautiful journey in Rome. Admire the Colosseum one of the attractions that everyone knows having or not having been to Rome. Pause whenever you want to take a break or spend some more time sightseeing. As you explore, you may also run into some of the city's hidden gems along the characteristic, narrow streets.

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

5. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

Skip the lines at the Castel Sant'Angelo to set off on a guided tour. Enter the castle with skip-the-line access and learn about its history from your guide. Explore the famous castle that was erected by Emperor Hadrian to be his tomb. See how the building was also used by popes as their private residence, as the state treasury, as a prison, and as a location for public executions throughout its history. Have the chance to discover the rich history of the castle and its magnificent architecture and paintings. Be introduced to the emperor's burial place, the papal apartment, and treasury room. Admire the beautiful angel sculptures along the Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge, also known as the Bridge of Angels. Finish off the incredible experience with a panoramic view from the castle's terrace and take stunning photos of the city.

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

6. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

Join an express guided walking tour of the Castel Sant'Angelo’s terrace with skip-the-line tickets. Cruise past the long lines and enter the castle with your guide. Experience the magnificent terrace with one of the best views of Rome. After the tour, explore the rest of the castle at your own pace. The terrace view opens 360 degrees towards the city center from the grounds of the castle and beyond the River Tiber. Admire the St. Angelo Bridge, one of the most scenic masterpieces of Roman Baroque design, adorned with 10 angel statues symbolizing love and passion. See the many iconic sights surrounding the castle such as the Palace of Justice, Villa Borghese, Quirinal Palace, Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, Aventine Hill, and Janiculum. Look towards St. Peter's Basilica to spot the Passetto di Borgo, a passageway connecting Castel Sant'Angelo to Vatican City. After this experience, you are free to visit the remaining levels of the castle at your own pace. Admire the other parts of the castle that was founded by the Roman emperor Hadrian and built to be his monumental tomb. Throughout the years, the building has also been used as the private residence of the pope, a treasury of the state, a prison, and a place of public executions.

Rome: Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo Private Photoshoot

7. Rome: Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo Private Photoshoot

The Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo offer a unique opportunity to delve into the rich history, culture, and art of Rome, making it a must-visit destination for travellers. Your photographer will meet you at the meeting location and skilfully guide you through the photoshoot using their local knowledge. They know all the secret corners and breathtaking views that will make your photos truly extraordinary. You will receive your edited photos conveniently in a digital gallery link within just 48 hours to your phone or email. Whether you’re travelling solo or with loved ones, our photographers will help you immortalise your memories forever. With their guidance, you'll be surprised at how comfortable and confident you can be in front of the camera. No more blurry selfies, asking strangers for a photo or not having any photos of yourself from your travels. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make your Rome adventure truly unforgettable. Book your photoshoot now and treasure the memories of your trip forever! Our photographers will select the best photos for your purchased package. If you fall in love with more moments than expected, extra photos will be available for purchase.

Rome: Piazza del Popolo and City Sights Free Walking Tour

8. Rome: Piazza del Popolo and City Sights Free Walking Tour

Meet the guide at the Piazza del Popolo gates and begin your walking tour of Rome. Learn the history of the city and hear about the roots of Christianity. Go to the Porto del Popolo, a city gate in the Aurelian Walls that forms the boundary between Piazza del Popolo and Piazzale Flaminio. Discover hidden gems and enjoy amusing tales from your guide. Get tips about the best restaurants and nightlife suggestions. Walk to different landmarks such as Castel Sant’Angelo, which was built by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum, and then converted into a castle around the 14th century.

Rome: Food Tasting with Wine Pairing and Tiber River Cruise

9. Rome: Food Tasting with Wine Pairing and Tiber River Cruise

Book a food and wine tasting at a Roman cistern from the 1st century AD. Choose from a tasting option at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, or 7:00 PM, ensuring that you can fit the tasting into your vacation schedule. Start at a secret wine cellar in the heart of Rome's Trastevere district. Enjoy some traditional Italian delicacies paired with a selection of excellent wines and thoughtful commentary from staff. Stimulate your taste buds as you learn how to create culinary pairings with good wine in a welcoming environment that is rich in history. Savor seasonal products that are recognized by Presidia, which focuses on small-scale food productions that protect traditional and artisanal products that are at risk of disappearing. Take your taste buds some North to South on a tasting journey. Try products like DOP gorgonzola, Taggiasca olives, DOP Parma ham, Parmigiana Reggiano, cured pork fat, DOP Bolognese mortadella, salami from the Marche, DOP Tuscan “sciocco” bread, Amatrice bacon, and Veroli PGI bread. Sink your teeth into Roman focaccia, buffalo mozzarella from Campania, Moliterno PGI pecorino, provolone del Monaco PDO, Podolica beef, and PGI Crusco pepper. Before or after you tasting journey, enjoy a hop-on hop-off cruise that stops at Isola Tiberina ( on the Lungotevere Degli Anguillara side), the Angelo Bridge ( on the Lungotevere Tor Di Nona side), the Justice Palace (on the Lungotevere Marzio), and the Popolo Square (on the Lungotevere in Augusta). Cross through the historic center of Rome and take in iconic sights and historic monuments from the water. Snap photos of the Castel Sant'Angelo, St. Peter's Basilica, Justice Palace, and the Basilica del Sacro Cuore. See and stop at Tiber Island, pass by the the church of San Giovanni Dei Fiorentini and the Fontanone del Gianicolo. Glide under bridges like the Ponte Sant'Angelo, the Ponte Umberto I, the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, the Ponte Principe Amedeo, the Ponte Giuseppe Mazzini, the Ponte Sisto, the Ponte Garibaldi, and the Roman bridges Ponte Cestio and Ponte Fabricio. Have the option to take the boat to and from the tasting experience which is located just 700-meters from the Tiber Island stop.

Rome: Evening Walking Tour with Cocktails and Local Guide

10. Rome: Evening Walking Tour with Cocktails and Local Guide

Experience the cobbled streets of Rome with it's ivy filled buildings and fascinating history. Be greeted by your guide with a cocktail in the city center. Pass by various attractions throughout the city, from St Peter’s Basilica to the Piazza Navona, and make stops along the way to drink cocktails. Begin your tour by meeting your local guide at Rome's most famous fortress, Castel Sant' Angelo, located right by the Vatican. Savor an Aperol Spritz as you listen to your guide tell you all about the history of the fortress. Stroll over to Rome's most daunting bridge, the Ponte Sant'Angelo. Take in the breathtaking views of St Peter's Basillica over the river Tiber from the bridge whilst sipping on your first spritz. Learn the dark history that surrounded the Popes for centuries. Hear stories about death, desire, and the political games that shaped the world as we know it. Next, explore one of the most beautiful streets in the world, the Via dei coronari. This street is lined with indie coffee shops, local wine bars, and merchants. On the way to your next site, stop off to enjoy a Limoncello next to one of Rome's most beautiful churches and hidden squares. As darkness falls, make your way to Piazza Navona. As you stroll around the plaza – whilst drinking another spritz – learn about the most famous rivalry in Rome’s history, Borromini vs Bernini. Marvel at Bernini’s The Fountain of the Four River. Finally, head to an Italian cocktail bar.

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(2,089 reviews)

Virginia was excellent. She took the time to learn everyone's name in our group and made sure everyone understood everything. She also made sure all the elderly people were ok climbing all the steps we had to. I was very happy we got her as our tour guide! I found the meeting point with no issue right at the main entrance as you cross the bridge and the gentleman was standing there with the flag an hour before the tour. We were provided with audio piece so we could hear our tour guide with no issues.

There was no guide and no optional audio, but we really enjoyed Castel sant’Angelo. Skip the queue worked perfectly. It’s fascinating with great views when you reach the top. Be warned the only toilets are on the ground floor near the entrance they say there are more but they are quite close, also ground floor level

The ticket is 17€ pp. The skip-the-line remains advantageous compared to the crowds. Preferably in the morning when opening to be more peaceful. The castle is superb and offers views of the city.

Guide was 3 points via an app, we would have hoped for more, otherwise we thought the castle was really great.

Incredible. Spectacular views of the city. It is really worth visiting, totally recommended.