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Castel Sant'Angelo self-guided audio tour

Free cancellation
Duration: up to
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Explore at your own pace the chambers and courts of the castle

Experience the Room of the Urns and the Passetto di Borgo

Marvel at the luxurious decorations of the papal apartments

What to expect

Discover Castel Sant’Angelo at your own pace, with a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Enter the castle and explore its gems with an award-winning storytelling concept designed by an accredited expert.

Your tour begins at the main entrance of Castel Sant’Angelo, on the bank of the river Tiber. Once you’ve entered the historic castle, you’ll head toward the large open space which was once home to the executions courtyard. Listen to the stories of famous heretics, such as Giordano Bruno, as you explore a site echoing the grueling days of the Roman Inquisition. Getting deeper into the castle, you’ll learn about its early history as a Mausoleum for the glorious Roman Emperors. Experience the genuine excitement of traveling back in time as you explore Hadrian’s cylindrical tomb and climb up the original 2nd-century brick-walled ramp leading to the room where the cinerary urns of the Imperial family were once placed.

Continue through the luxurious Sala Paolina, where Pope Paul III welcomed his honored guest. The hall, covered in frescoes, was designed to impress and manifest the power and wealth of the Catholic Church. Learn about the history of Castel Sant’Angelo as a papal residence and marvel at the sheer beauty of Perino Del Vaga’s extraordinary decorative complex. Art enthusiasts will fall in love with the Room of Cupid and Psyche and its celebrated ceiling, richly adorned with scenes from Greek mythology. Take glimpses of the famous Passetto di Borgo, the once-secret passageway of the Popes and the iconic statue of the Angel that stands imposingly on the rooftop. Before leaving take in the mesmerizing panorama of the Eternal City from the terrace and head to Ponte Sant’Angelo to end your tour with the stories and legends of the dreamy bridge that spans the river Tiber.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors

What’s included

Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English

Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)

What’s not included

Entrance ticket to Castel Sant' Angelo

Live guide

Smartphone or headphones

Food and drinks

Hotel pick up and drop-off

Location

Lungotevere Castello, 00193 Roma, RM, Italy

Meeting point:

The self-guided audio tour is designed to begin at the main entrance of Castel Sant' Angelo.

When

  • Every day from 9.00am to 6.00pm

Provider

Clio Muse PC

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Please notice that this tour does not include the entrance tickets for Castel Sant'Angelo
  • You will receive an email from the local supplier with important audio instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • You need to book per device to be used, not per participant
  • For the audio tour, you must have an Android or iOS smartphone and make sure you have enough storage space. The size for the app and the audio tour is 100-150 MB. Remember to bring your own headphones
  • This activity is non-refundable once activated
  • The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed. The visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the site