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Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

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Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

From US$ 39.52 per person

Discover the iconic Castel Sant'Angelo with fast-track entrance and retrace the history of this ancient fortress. Enjoy captivating panoramic views of the Eternal City and its many landmarks from the castle’s terrace.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Audio guide included


  • Access the Castel Sant'Angelo with skip-the-line entrance
  • Discover the castle and fortress built to serve the Roman emperor Hadrian
  • Admire the extraordinary masterpieces surrounding the castle from the terrace
  • Explore the castle at your own pace following a panoramic express tour
Full description
After meeting your guide at the meeting point in front of the Lungotevere Castello, take part in an express 1-hour tour of the Castel Sant'Angelo’s incredible terrace. Skip the lines and enter the castle accompanied by your guide to experience the magnificent terrace which offers one of the best views of the Eternal City of Rome. The view opens 360 degrees towards the city center from the grounds of the castle and beyond the River Tiber. Admire the St. Angelo Bridge, one of the most scenic masterpieces of Roman Baroque design, adorned with 10 angel statues symbolizing love and passion. See the many iconic buildings and sights surrounding the castle such as the Palazzo di Giustizia (Palace of Justice), the Villa Borghese, the Quirinal Palace, the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, Aventine Hill, and the Janiculum. Look towards St. Peter's Basilica where you can appreciate the Passetto di Borgo, a passage way that connects Castel Sant'Angelo with Vatican City. After this fantastic experience, you are free to visit the remaining levels of the castle at your own pace. Admire the other ruins of the castle that was founded by the Roman emperor Hadrian and built to be his monumental tomb. Throughout the years, the building has also been used as the private residence of the pope, a treasury of the state, a prison, and a place of public executions.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Castel Sant'Angelo
  • 1-hour guided visit of the castle's terrace
  • Panoramic views of Roman landmarks
  • Small group of 20 people
  • Headsets if needed
  • English-speaking host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

In front of the main entrance of the Lungotevere Castello. Your guide will be holding a “LOVING ROME” sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You will have to climb a series of stairs to reach the panoramic terrace
  • Guests arriving after the departure time cannot be accommodated and tickets cannot be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 47 reviews

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On arriving at Castel Sant'Angelo a few minutes late we managed to find the guide, who was actually looking for us. The tour covered all the main attactions of the monument, starting from the bottom up. We were taught the key elements of every room and we left the place just a bit more knowledgeable, which has to count as something. Apart from the educational aspect of the tour, we were also led to several breathtaking points through the structure and we had the chance to take pictures. The view from the top was amazing. We definitely recommend it.

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November 21, 2021

Super friendly guide very knowledgeable about the history of the castle and open to questions. Once the visit was over, we were able to enjoy another 1 hour of visiting it without the guide and enjoying their little restaurant. But I really recommend the visit with a guide, as noted because the experience is really great.

February 18, 2020

We could hardly believe it. At the airport, Mattia is standing there with a sign with our name on it. :-) we were actually alone. Not like usual with 40 people. We got a great tour and Mattia explained a lot to us. Now you have to say that in engelsburg this is also a maximum challenge because things are so old that a few things are changed every few hundred years and if you want to understand what it was or was like at the time, that's rather ambitious. But all in all very interesting and a great guide. The price is very steep, but worth it for us in times of mass tourism. We say: do it!

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February 8, 2020

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