Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter's Square Private Tour

Castel SantAngelo e San Pietro Tour


Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter's Square Monumental Complex with Private Guide

A private tour that combines the guided tour of Castel Sant'Angelo and the monumental complex of San Pietro.
The tour includes the visit to the interiors of Castel San'Angelo, the papal fortress located on the Lungotevere in Rome, and St. Peter's Square (entry into the Basilica is not included).


PRIVATE TOUR: tour of Castel Sant'Angelo and the monumental complex of St. Peter's Square
DURATION: about 3 hours
PRICES INCLUDES: private guide (3 hours), entrance tickets with pre-reservation (no queue) to Castel Sant’Angelo, guided tour St. Peter's Square (entry into the Basilica is not included).

AVAILABILITY: every day except for the first Sunday of every month, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.

CHILDREN: children under the age of 4 are allowed on the tour for free and do not need any reservation. Children from 4 years up to the age of 18 participate in the tour paying a reduced rate. (Identity document required).


This tour lasts about 3 hours. The visit can be customized according to the needs of visitors.

The tour starts from Castel Sant'Angelo. At first sight you can appreciate the building from the outside: the particular shape of the structure and the importance of the position. The visit then proceeds inside the building, where you will discover the different functions that Castel Sant'Angelo has had over the centuries.
The guide will continue the visit through the various passages and rooms, up to the wonderful terraces. Here you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Rome and the Tiber.

Once the visit to the castle is over, we walk towards St. Peter's Square, via Via della Conciliazione. The journey takes about 20 minutes on foot.
The visit ends in this beautiful square, where the guide will focus on the history of the Basilica built at the behest of Emperor Constantine, and on the imposing structure of the Vatican architectural complex characterized by the Dome by Michelangelo and the majestic Colonnade built by Bernini.
The tour does not include admission to the Basilica, which you can visit individually by queuing or by purchasing a reserved entrance with an audio guide on our website.

The Passetto di Borgo at Castel Sant’Angelo

Upon prior request, to be carried out once the reservation is done, you can reach Piazza St. Peter's Square from Castel Sant'Angelo through the Passetto di Borgo.The Passetto di Borgo is a protected walkway built to ensure the safety of the Pope during the transfers from the Vatican buildings to the fortress of Castel Sant'Angelo.

This passage is accessible through a small entrance placed at the Bastione San Marco and extends for a length of about m. 800. Visitors also have access to other areas usually not open to the public: the Historical Prisons, the Olearie and the Stufetta.
There is an extra charge to pay on the tour price that ranges from 200 to 300 euros depending on the number of participants in the tour.
This tour can be made for a number of visitors ranging from 1 to a maximum of 15 people. The extension of the tour to this particular passage is subject to the availability of the Castel Sant'Angelo museum.

For further information please call 055/2670402 or write to



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