Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

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Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
4.5
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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The Museum is divided into four sections, the history of Castel Sant'Angelo is illustrated by vintage prints, scenic views and interesting reconstructions ideals of the monument, as suggested by the imagination of artists and architects of the Renaissance, from its construction until the nineteenth century, in a path that highlights the intense and ongoing.
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Neighborhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighborhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighborhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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Andythebaggie
Birmingham, UK2,260 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
The Castle was originally the mausoleum for Roman Emperor Hadrian, before coming a fortress and being much added too over the ages by the popes. I visited during particularly inclement weather which made the visit very interesting! There’s a lot of walking and steps so I wouldn’t recommend for those who do not get around easily. As you may expect from the original circular part of the fortress there is a large ramp inside where originally Hadrian’s coffin wound around on its journey. Once you get higher up and out there are spectacular views all round the city. You can reach the roof through a very narrow winding final flight of stairs. Fortunately no Tosca throwing herself off!
Written April 25, 2022
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK8,394 contributions
Feb 2022
This, as the original name kinda implies, was built to house the remains of Emperor Hadrian and various other members of the Imperial families. It was then modified by the Papacy to act as a defensive bastion and a fortified passageway was built linking it to the Vatican. Again we had vaccination and ID checks before paying €13 each and going in, starting the well laid out route. I was immediately irritated that almost every trace of Imperial Rome had gone - there were niches for statues but they were empty and there was nothing to indicate that the emporers had been interred. I'd have thought some replica statues, sarcophogi or information boards would have helped but maybe the info was on an audio tour or guided tour that we didn't do.

We probably spent a couple of hours in the building, including a coffee break on the roof terrace. There were several ornately decorated rooms but nothing was a patch on Palazzo Farnese but the views from the various levels of battlements were the real winners. It also gave a sense of scale of the defences as they were pretty impressive.
Written February 5, 2022
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LittleDan500
Liverpool, UK249 contributions
May 2022
This was one of my favourite things to do in Rome, it was a pleasant surprise. It was around £10 to enter, there are plenty of interesting things to look at during the walk round the castle but the best things are the views.

There is the top where you can view much of Rome and also there is a small cafe which has seating areas with incredible views. I highly recommend sitting down there with a nice coffee.
Written June 1, 2022
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Kitty_luxe
London, UK105 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We decided to do the secret tour at 3pm for 15 people and I would totally recommend it. Walk around the castle for about an hour beforehand, then go on the tour!

If you are tall be prepared that the hard hats are head savers and you will feel like a giant. It’s quite a macabre tour when you see what went on -I won’t spoil it and the only disappointment was that you couldn’t walk through the tunnel linking the castle to the the Vatican City.

I also don’t think many people realised how much power the Pope really had until unification.

I would recommend going for an Aperitivo after the tour, as the views are really nice.

Written March 20, 2020
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Marina Dros
9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We arrived a bit less than an hour before the Museum closed and were told by the guards that they are not allowing any more guests, since the last ones can enter an hour and a half before closing time. Of course we respected that, but for our bad luck we left an "Ohh" sound of disappointment when we heard the news. I wish we didn't. An old man with grey hair- who was from the ticket service probably- since he was wearing a uniform and standing in front of the door started mocking us, making noises like "oooooohhhhhhh noooooo noooooooo" for MINUTES. WTF? I ignored him and went on to ask his colleague what time does the place open tomorrow and he went on interrupting my communication with the member of the staff I was talking to, screaming "ohhhhhh nooooo solo domani (meaning "only tomorrow" in Italian).
It was really not in a funny way I assure you, and everyone around noticed it. He was more like a crazy person. I really don't know what the f**k was wrong with the guy but he surely does not present the image a person working at Castel Sant' Angelo should. An embarrassment for Italy.
Written February 2, 2020
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Rosa E
Stockholm, Sweden96 contributions
Apr 2022
After standing in line for a very long time we came in and were pleasantly surprised to find the place not too crowded. Nice cool respite from the sun with some stunning features and good views from the top of the castle. From young children to old we all found something to like.
Written April 15, 2022
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teemutmantsinen
89 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
The old fortress has seen many eras, and is a good site to check from your list. But don't expect too much, the views to outside are best it has to offer. Ticket seller Lady acted like a robot and didn't listen that I wanted something else that she was automatically doing. I got upset and my visit had a bad start. Their Cafe has limited reserve seating during high season (which is nearly always).
Written January 18, 2020
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BenjaminJG32
Arundel, UK84 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We came here on family holiday expecting to see beautiful paintings and statues of Rome's history. There was around 5-10 paintings in the whole castle, a lot of stairs and alot of empty rooms. All items on display only had small Italian only discriptions so not a lot to admire or read up on. The staff charged us on the free Sunday and were rude about it, the staff also at the end were rude to a few customers and also the limited staff on the way round weren't very helpful with information. It's 60 euros we won't be getting back. The one good thing is yes on a nice sunny day the view from right at the very top is lovely
Written March 1, 2020
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Crystal L
4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I enjoyed the building, and the view from the top is very nice. However, within the building there isn't a whole lot to see. If you just want to see a cool old building, go for it, but I would say there are much more beautiful/interest-filled places you could visit for the same ticket price.
Written January 23, 2020
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Matthew J
Warrington, UK280 contributions
Jun 2021
Castel Sant'Angelo is a very nice building for definite. It's a lovely bit of history and it's definitely worth seeing.

However, some of the staff here were incredibly rude! As I'm sure you're aware, Italy is a very hot country, especially in the summer months, so I wanted to sit down for a few minutes (as someone who's from the UK, I'm not used to hot heat 24/7), only to be sternly told by a member of staff to get up! Fair enough if I was sitting on an ancient, invaluable artefact but I was only sat on an insignificant slab of concrete! Imagine if I actually had mobility problems - what would they say then?

Also, some of the outside parts of the building are a bit of a nothing, with little except the (nice) views to inspire the tourist.

Overall, it's not a bad attraction to visit but the staff need to learn how to treat visitors properly. Fair enough if I was causing damage to something, but don't speak to me like a child! In my opinion, however, there are superior places to visit in Rome so if you don't get round to seeing Castel Sant'Angelo, don't lose sleep over it.
Written May 24, 2022
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