Saint Angel’s Castle
The Mausoleum of Hadrian is a towering cylindrical building, commissioned by the Roman Emperor as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The popes converted the structure into a castle, from the 14th century; Pope Nicholas III connected the castle to St. Peter’s Basilica by a covered fortified corridor called the Passetto di Borgo. The fortress was the refuge of Pope Clement VII from the siege of Charles V’s Landsknecht during the Sack of Rome (1527). Leo X built a chapel with a fine Madonna by Raffaello da Montelupo. Later Paul III built a rich apartment, to ensure that in any future siege the Pope had an appropriate place to stay.
Open : 9am - 6:30pm
Schedule ( according with your booking )
- Meet the guide at the meeting point at the given time.
- Rich the site of the visit.
- The visit will begin with the tour guide.
- At the end of the explanations walk to the next site of the program.
- If you have no other visits included this will be the end of the tour.
What You Should Bring
Nothing specific for this visit but bring a photo camera for the pictures.
Is a transportation included in this visit ?
No transportations included. Only if you booked separately .
Is there a dress code for this visit ?
No dress code requested for this tour. The program of this tour do not includes any churches to be visited. However the common sense of respect is requested for this tour.
Do you need a Transportation ?
If you need a pick up to join us at the tour starting point please let us know.
We can provide you a car or a van transfer service.
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