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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. St. Peter's Basilica

Rome: 3-Hour Castel Sant'Angelo & St. Peter's Basilica

Product ID: 74832
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Discover two of the most important monuments of Rome on this 3-hour, private guided tour of the impressive Castel Sant'Angelo and the majestic St. Peter's Basilica. Your expert guide will tell you about their history and mysteries.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 30 days in advance for a 70% refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the fascinating history of Castel Sant'Angelo and its adjoining bridge
  • Get scenic views of the river Tevere and see the baroque angels that adorn the Pons Aelius
  • Wander the fortress like corridors to discover the ancient and papal art
  • Enjoy an audio guide tour of the stunning St. Peter's Basilica
  • Admire the luxurious elegance of the basilica's interiors
Full description
Built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian, Castel Sant'Angelo was converted into a papal fortress in the 6th century and named after an angelic vision that Pope Gregory the Great had in 590. Nowadays, it houses the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo and its eclectic collection of paintings, sculpture, military memorabilia and medieval firearms. 

Your tour also includes the site that the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described as "an ornament of the Earth... the sublime of the beautiful." He was, of course, talking about St. Peter's Basilica: Italy’s largest, richest and most spectacular basilica. Built atop an earlier 4th-century church, it was completed in 1626 after 120 years of construction.

Its lavish interior contains many spectacular works of art, including three of Italy's most celebrated masterpieces: Michelangelo’s Pietà, his soaring dome and Bernini’s 29-meter high baldachin over the papal altar. Inside the basilica, you'll follow your guide with an audio guide, which will help you to enjoy your visit in a more intimate way. This tour is a truly an enriching and unmissable experience.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line to Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Audio guide tool for St. Peter's Basilica
  • Expert guide throughout the whole tour
  • Admission fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the main entrance of Sant'Angelo Castle, Rome.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please keep in mind that when visiting the basilica, you need to wear appropriate clothes. Keep your shoulders and knees covered, and wear shoes
• The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of an exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled and you will be given a full refund
Organized by

Faberest

Product ID: 74832