The Piazza del Bernini in front of the Basilica is also majestic. Not far away, continuing towards the Tiber river you reach Castel Sant'Angelo. Wanted in 135 AD. From the emperor Hadrian as a funeral mausoleum for his family, the structure is inspired by the mausoleum of Augustus, although with far greater dimensions.
During the Middle Ages it became a papal fortress. The Castle is connected to the Vatican by the famous Passetto, wanted by Pope Niccolò III who decided to transfer the apostolic see, to have a secure connection between the castle and St. Peter's Basilica.
the visit of the suggestive castle includes access to the Angel's Terrace, for a spectacular view of most of the eternal city.
Available days: Tuesday-Saturday
Bookable Starting Time: From 9:00 am to 04:00 pm
Duration: 3 hours
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Meeting Point: In front of the obelisk in the centre of St. Peter's square