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Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.
Available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.
Sundays anc public holiday guided tours are available in Italian, English, French and German.
Groups up to 25/30 people, reservations required.
Open for consultation by appointment: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 to 12:00.
The museum has a cafeteria for visitors.
The museum has an elevator for disables but access to outdoor space is partly limited for visitors with disabilities.
The National Museum of Castle Sant'Angelo is located in 50 Lungotevere Castello, in Rome.
Metro Line A: Lepanto or Ottaviano - San Pietro stop
lines 62, 23, 271, 982, 280 (Piazza Pia stop)
line 40 (Piazza Pia terminus)
line 34 (Porta Castello stop)
lines 49, 87, 926, 990 (Piazza Cavour terminus - Via Crescenzio stop)
lines 64, 46 (Santo Spirito stop)
The National Museum of Sant'Angelo Castle is an archaeological site, but also Mausoleum, fortress and prison, as well as the papal residence whose history includes all the eternal city vicissitudes.
The current structure of the castle, its underground, balconies, stairs and patios, suggest the changes that have taken turns in the complicated and glorious history of the ancient Urbe.
The castle was built around 123 A.D. as a tomb for Emperor Hadrian, but it had a different fate from other Roman monuments. Is was not destroyed and reduced to a recycled material hollow for new buildings, but accompanies the history of Rome for nearly 2000 years.
From funerary monument it was transformed first into a fortified outpost of the walls to protect the city. Subsequently disputed by many noble Roman families, from around 1300 its fate has been linked to that of the popes and turned over the years by splendid Renaissance residence that also housed Michelangelo, in cash, court and even prison.
In 1870 it joined the Italian state property as a military prison and barracks until 1925 when it was established as a museum thanks to the many historical finds that occurred during construction work on the Tiber.
In the precious rooms of the museum you can experience the Roman history of the last two millennia.
The first discoveries adjacent to the castle in the early 1900s were weapons, coins and pottery. Today, however, Sant'Angelo Castle hosts heterogeneous collections of different nature, age and origin, through private donations but also to the numerous excavations and restoration.
It deals with fine ceramics from early Christian era to the Renaissance, fragments of monumental sculptural decoration of the Roman imperial tomb, an extensive collection of ancient weapons, and paintings from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century by Luca Signorelli, the Shop of Zavattari in Milan, Lorenzo Lotto and Carlo Crivelli.
Inside the gallery you can admire masterpieces such as: