Black Card - Castel Sant’Angelo and the Bernini's marble angels

from
150,00 €

2.5

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Maximum capacity limit
private

Meeting point:

Customer's hotel

Number

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6


Departure time: on demand

What's included:

  • Skip-the-Line entrance to the Castle
  • Guided Tour
  • Booking and handling fee
  • Guest relations assistance
  • Private transfer service from/to hotel
  • Panoramic tour after the castle

What to remember:
  • People under 18 must bring a valid ID
  • It is not permitted to enter the Castle with trolleys, large suitcases and backpacks, umbrellas with a spike tip, glass bottles, knives, scissors, any tools that could be harmful to other people or damage works of art
  • Pushchairs are permitted in the Castle
  • There are elevators for people with disabilities, but exteriors could be not easily accessible


Castel Sant'Angelo has very ancient origins. It was built under the Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum, a huge tomb for himself and his family. The construction started in 130 A.C. and ended in 139 A.C., just a year after the Emperor's death.
The exterior of the castle was covered with travertine, and the inside was decorated with marble and stuccoes. The death chamber, in the middle of the monument, can be reached through a spiral ramp long 125 meters (410 feet).
Around the 6th century, it was transformed in a Castle and dedicated to the worship of Saint Michael the  Archangel.
In the second half of the XIV century, Pope Bonifacio IX made it a fortress in order to defend Rome from attacks: the secret archives and the church treasure were kept and guarded here. Castel Sant’Angelo is one of many examples of the Imperial Rome buildings that were adapted to a different use during the Middle Age. The tour will start at the main door, right in front of Ponte Sant'Angelo, the scenographic bridge adorned with ten huge marble angels designed by Bernini.
Moreover, we will get inside the mausoleum through the spiral ramp that was once used by horses, and we will reach the upper part to have a glance of the gardens, the prisons and the silos. Through the Loggia of Pope Paul III and Pope Julius II, we will get inside the ex-apartments where the Popes used to rest, the Treasure Room with its wardrobes and coffers and we will end on the terrace with the San Michele Arcangelo statue and where you will enjoy a beautiful sight of Rome.
 


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12/05/2017 14:57:15

Alberto R.

Guia correcta y muy clara en sus explicaciones, volveremos seguro. Gracias!!

23/11/2015 20:38:00

Françoise M.

Nous avons choisi la visite privée et nous en avons étés ravis!! La visite du chateau en vaut le coup et après cela le chauffeur nous a emmené faire un tour panoramique en voiture (mercedes!). Super guide! Merci à toute l'équipe!!

22/11/2015 21:12:00

Guillaume C.

Une visite guidée superbe en famille (et rien que nous!), à la découverte de ce merveilleux chateau!

18/11/2015 20:17:00

Fiona O.

We discovered this wonderful castle with our private tour...we simply loved it! We absolutely recommend this tour