Castel Sant'Angelo

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5 historical facts about the Mausoleum of Hadrian

Few of Ancient Rome's surviving monuments depict the Empire's fall quite as vividly as the Mausoleum of Hadrian. In just 270 years it went from being a symbol of imperial domination to one of military desperation. Here are some points to start your tour!

Planning Your Visit

  • What are the opening times?

    From April to September the Mausoleum of Hadrian's opening hours are 9:00AM to 7:00PM. Off-season, you will have to get there early as it closes at 2:00PM. Book tickets in advance to save time queuing!

  • How to get there?

    Located on the banks of the Tiber close to the Vatican, the Mausoleum of Hadrian can be easily reached by bus (route 40 from the main station) and by taking the metro line A to Lepanto station.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    9:00AM to 7:00PM, April to September. 9:00AM to 2:00PM in the off-season.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets are just €10.50.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    This attraction is located close to the Vatican and can be reached by bus route 40, or metro line A to Lepanto station.
  • Additional information
    *Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month!

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What people are saying about Castel Sant'Angelo

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That was one of the MOST amazing tours we’ve ever had. Our guide, Rob, made this walk fun, exciting and fascinating. He has amazing sense of humor and unique personality. We got to know about secret Rome’s treasures, legends, and stories. HIGHLY recommended if you visit the city !

It was amazing to have an overview of the interesting places in Rome and take our time to discover it, since we had no idea where to begin. Overall we were very pleased and will definitely try it in our next destination.

The walking tour gave us a good look around the city our first night there so we knew what to do back and do during the day and also things to look for!! Our guide was amazing and so energetic and funny!

Loved the tour. Our guide knew tons about the castles history and its part in the development of Rome. Excellent tour.

La nostra guida Nicolo è stato molto interessante e ci ha trasmesso la sua passione per la storia. Tour fantastico!!