Castel Sant'Angelo - Roma
Castel Sant'Angelo

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As mentioned earlier, a visit to Castel Sant’Angelo can easily take 2-3 hours. If you want to visit another nearby attraction afterward, here are a few options.

Piazza Navona

This is one of the most famous monumental squares in Rome. Emperor Domitian had a large stadium built on this spot for athletic competitions, which had room for 30,000 people.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Romans built houses on the former tribunes. The athletics track itself remained unbuilt and evolved into a large square over the centuries. In the 17th century, Pope Innocent X gave it its current shape.

Piazza Navona is 750 m southeast of Castel Sant’Angelo (a 9-minute walk).


This is a temple dedicated to all the gods of the past, present, and future. It was founded in 27 BC by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. It has retained its religious function to this day, despite Catholic modifications.

The iconic work is one of the few Roman buildings still intact, encompassing centuries of history, art, culture, and sophisticated building technology.

The entrance to the Pantheon is 1.2 km southeast of Castel Sant’Angelo (a 15-minute walk).

Vatican Museums

The Musei Vaticani count a total of 26 different museums, all connected and located in the Apostolic Palaces in Vatican City. Thanks to its huge collection of art treasures from Roman and Egyptian antiquity, religious objects, beautifully painted rooms, and even modern art, the museum is one of the largest in the world.

During your visit, you can admire, among other things, the famous Sistine Chapel and the many art treasures that the popes have collected here (spread over 54 rooms) since the 16th century.

The entrance to the museums is 1.4 km northeast of Castel Sant’Angelo (an 18-minute walk).

St. Peter’s Basilica

The Basilica di San Pietro is an impressive building with a legendary history. The “Center of Christianity” and what lies hidden inside the imposing church is visited annually by as many as 20,000 tourists and pilgrims from around the world.

It’s not only a place of worship for the faithful but also a shrine full of art treasures and a paragon for Vatican Baroque architecture.

St. Peter’s Basilica is 700 m east of Castel Sant’Angelo (10-minute walk).


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