Castel Sant’Angelo is a towering cylindrical building in the center of Rome. Initially, Roman Emperor Hadrian commissioned the building. In fact, it’s also known as Mausoleum of Hadrian. It was built between 134 and 139 AD. The popes used it later as a fortress and a castle and it’s linked to the St. Peter’s Basilica through a covered fortified corridor called the Passetto di Borgo. For a period of time, Castel Sant’Angelo was also used as a prison by the papal state. Currently, it’s a museum. Visit the castle for its stunning panorama and beautifully decorated rooms.
How to get there
Metro: Line A (Red Line) – stop “Lepanto” or “Ottaviano”
Bus: Lines 23, 34, 49, 64, 87, 280, 492, 926, 990
Full price: € 10,50
Reduced: € 7,00
Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 7.30 pm