Saint Angel Castle
Saint Angel Castle
  • Service Walking Tour
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Note Suitable for children too. Not to be missed

Let’s visit a monument that changed many times during the centuries and it’s considered one of the most emblematic buildings of Rome.
Built originally by the emperor Hadrian as his own imperial Mausoleum, soon became the stronghold to control the city and in the Middle Ages took the name Saint Angel Castle; in the Renaissance was a papal fortress, then a political prison, eventually a place for capital executions until 1870.
Nowadays it’s a museum where the long history of the Eternal City written by the emperors, popes, aristocracy, roman people goes back to life; a building to which the engineering “know how” of the Romans and the creative elegance of the renaissance artists had given a style definitely unique.
The tour ends up to the huge “terrace of the angel” that offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.