Sant'Angelo Castle Tickets

Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello, Roma, RM, Italia - 12 Reviews
starting from 17
  • Validity: 1 day
  • Mobile ticket
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Audioguide available
  • Accessible

What to expect

  • See the the precious rooms full of fascinating collections of paintings and artifacts, pottery and sculptural decorations
  • The numerous temporary exhibitions
  • Skip the line and don't waste you time

A castle on the river


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:

  • Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints by Luca Signorelli
  • St. Jerome in meditation by Lorenzo Lotto
  • Blessing Christ and St. Onofrio by Carlo Crivelli
  • St. Michael the Archangel carved by Michael Bracci
  • Polyptych of Zavattari shop

What is included

  • Entrance with priority access
  • Full-time and stay much as you want
  • Reservation fees
  • Access to temporary exhibitions

What is not included

  • Guided tour
  • Audioguide

Available options

The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.

  • Audioguide: available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • EU citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line):

  • EU citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

  • Temporary and permanent teachers of Italian public and private schools equipped with the appropriate documentation issued by MIUR

  • Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort

To remember

  1. The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Castle starting from entrance time.

  2. The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Castle.

  3. For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour and half to visit the Castle.

  4. The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.

  5. We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter. To pick up the audio guide, you will need a valid ID.

  6. The Castle has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Castle or Italy Tickets.

12 Reviews
Czech Republic
6 years ago


"Amazing monument."

6 years ago


"highly recommended"

6 years ago


"Stupendo....non mi aspettavo fosse cosi bello. Anche la mostra era bellissima e molto ben esposta. Con il biglietto comperato in internet non ho fatto neanche un minuto di fila. L'unica cosa negativa l'app per la spiegazione dei vari punti del castello non ha funzionato beme. A metà si e' bloccata e non sono piu' riuscita a farla ripartire, meno male che comunque c'erano i cartelli espositori."

7 years ago


"Nice castle and museum"

7 years ago


"Entrati al volo !!!! "

7 years ago


"Wszystko przebieglo bardzo szybko,nie staliśmy w kolejce, dziękujemy"

7 years ago


"O bilhete deve dizer que não tem horário fixado, pois na inscrição pedem para colocar uma hora que depois não aparece em lado nenhum. "

7 years ago


"Zdecydowanie polecam! "

8 years ago


"Super ok"

United States
8 years ago


"Nice pieces of art and the views of the city are amazing"

Russian Federation
8 years ago


"Very comfortably. They came at the appointed time showed the reservation voucher and went inside without waiting"

8 years ago


"Just perfect! Very interesting! Don' t miss the view from the top of the building.... we shot our best photos there!"