Definitive guide

Castel Sant'Angelo

This magnificent fortress is one of the most popular, fascinating, and mysterious places in the Italian capital. With a glance at its history, it’s possible to discover the secrets of an extraordinary and somewhat macabre Rome.

Castel Sant’Angelo, also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian or the Castle of the Holy Angel, is a monument located on the right bank of the Tiber. You can reach the castle by crossing the famous Ponte Sant’Angelo. The monument is located within a short distance of the Vatican, between the Borgo and Prati districts, and is connected to Vatican City by a fortified escape route called Passetto di Borgo.

When visiting Castel Sant’Angelo, you can explore the ancient dungeons and prisons, attend music and entertainment performances, climb to the castle’s highest point, and enjoy a beautiful view of the city.