Castel Sant Angelo Private Guided Tour in Rome

Private & Custom Tours in Rome

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Special 2 hrs private tour discovering one of the most important roman monuments, Castel Sant Angelo. Thanks to this special private tour, you will avoid the crowded group tours and skip the line with your privileged entrance. This is your best chance to appreciate the best this amazing monumental masterpiece. Your personal guide will lead you around and inside the Castle.  Your guide will show you the impressive castle's architecture; tell you about the several historical stages when the castle was one of the main characters of the Eternal City; show you amazing masterpieces such us incredible frescoes. This and so much more.  Joining this 2-hours private guided tour, you will have the pleasure of enjoying a special and unique customized service, having the best guided tour, as never before.
This tour will take you away from the crowds and carry you into the Roman age right up to the 19th century! You will learn about powerful emperors, intriguing popes, mad rushes, executions and much more!Meet your guide in front of the entrance to the Castel Sant’Angelo, next to the bridge, and set off on a 2/3-hour guided tour. You’ll learn about all the sculptures located on the Ponte Sant’Angelo that crosses the city’s main river, the Tiber.After discovering the history of the bridge and its many beautiful statues, with your private guide you will enter without queuing to Castel Sant'Angelo and you will admire the historical development of this important place which has been first a Roman tomb, then a papal residence, fortress, prison, and execution ground, and currently a museum offering one of the most amazing views over the city, its roofs and domes.The fortress was originally commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a burial chamber for his family and for himself. During the tour, you’ll visit several rooms used by the popes, including Pope Clement VII’s bathroom decorated by Raphael’s frescoes. But beyond the amazing decorations, golden stuccos, sparkling marble floors, the castle hides a dark heart: the dreadful prisons, the most terrible one was inserted in a vent over the elicoidal ramp of Hadrian’s Mausoleum, a small room accessible just from a trapdoor, and another one in the floor was used to get rid of corpses. The Castel Sant’Angelo has also inspired several writers and directors, for example, Dan Brown mentions the Castle in his best seller “Angels and Demons”You’ll climb to the top of the building to the terrace, where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Rome and a great place for selfies. During the visit you will see: Emperor Adrian's tomb Popish apartments and bastion Michelangelo's courtyard An amazing panoramic view from the terrace Castel Sant'Angelo bridge and so much more!

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (over the 8 people)
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Skip-the-line access

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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