Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome

Castel Sant'Angelo guided tour with special openings!

The Secret Castle is the new guided tour of Castel Sant'Angelo which includes the special sections usually not open to the public. Includes skip-the-line entrance to the monument.


Every day, except December 25, January 1, and dates with free entrance, not bookable.
The tour starts at 10:00 am or 3:00 pm.
From April to October the afternoon timetable of the tour is postponed to 4:30.

Disabled visitors
Disabled visitors

Not accessible to visitors with motor disabilities.

Ticket by email
Ticket by email

get your ticket by email

Quick Access
Quick Access

Skip-the-line for quick access to the Roman Forum and other sites.


Flexible time: The ticket is a day ticket.

Electronic voucher
Electronic voucher

Mobile phone voucher accepted.

Telephone Assistance
Telephone Assistance

+39 055 5321180
(Mon-Fri 8:30 am -6:30 pm/ Sat-Sun 8:30 am -4:30 pm)

Last Minute
Last Minute

Last minute tickets available

Mandatory Booking
Mandatory Booking

Advanced booking is mandatory for this tour.

Description of your booking

The tour called the "Secret Castle" is a special event to discover the sections of Castel Sant'Angelo usually closed to visitors, mostly for security reasons. This guided tour in fact includes a visit to those most hidden places of the castle, with an internal official guide. With this tour it will therefore be possible to access, together with a small group of participants, the "secret" places of the great fortress and in particular the Historical Prisons, called Oliare where food was once stored, the Lion's Courtyard, the room called the Forno and the famous Stufetta, the personal bathroom of Pope Clement VII decorated with the beautiful frescoes of Raphael's workshop.

By booking this tour also, visitors can visit Castel Sant'Angelo, its interior and admire the splendid views of Rome from the very high ramparts overlooking the Tiber.
This entrance ticket also grants access to the National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo housed inside the Castle.

What is included

What is included

- One entrance to Castel Sant'Angelo
- One entrance to Castel Sant'Angelo Museum
- Quick Access
- Guided visit The Secret Caslte
- Special Openings

What is not included

What is not included

- Audio Guide


Coffee shop inside museum.
Elevator available upon request with reason.
Library and Documentation Service
Open by appointment for consultation by scholars, from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Scholars are allowed access by prior registration in the reception area, presenting a valid identification. Backpacks and bags must be checked at the Museum entrance.
You will receive an email with a copy of your online order and then only later your ticket.
If you order after 6:00 pm in the evening (Rome time), you must wait for the next morning to receive your ticket or our message which will inform you when you will receive the ticket.


Full ticket€ 25,00
Reduced ticket€ 13,00

EU citizens 18-24 years

Free ticket€ 7,00

Children: 0-17 years

Rate includes entrance ticket, guide service, special opening of hidden sections, skip-the-lne service and reservation on line fees.
No ticket required for children under 3 years.
Eventual temporary exhibition extra charges are automatically calculated in the on-line price.

Cancellation Policy

From the date of booking until 7 days before the day of the tour, the cancellation fee is €8.00 per ticket.
From 6 days before the tour time and for no-shows (unused tickets), the cancellation fee is 100% of the amount paid, i.e. there is no right to a refund.
You may change the date and time of booking up to 7 working days before the booked date paying a €2.50 fee per ticket. After that point, the voucher may no longer be changed.
Requests of changes must always be communicated in writing by email.

When you can book the Secret Tour of Castel Sant'Angelo

The tour starts at 10:00 am or 3:00 pm.
From April to October the afternoon timetable of the tour is postponed to 4:30.
The tour takes place every day, except December 25, January 1, and dates with free entrance, not bookable.

Where Castel Sant'Angelo is located and how to arrive

Instructions for entry are printed on the voucher that will be sent by email to confirm booking and vary based on the type of booking.
Address: Lungotevere 50, Rome
Underground Line A: stop Lepanto; stop Ottaviano-San Pietro
Bus: lines 62, 23, 271, 982, 280 (stop Piazza Pia)
line 40 (stop Piazza Pia)
line 34 (stop via di Porta Castello)
lines 49, 87, 926, 990 (stop Piazza Cavour-fermata via Crescenzio)
lines 64, 46 (stop Santo Spirito)

Useful info

Backpacks, suitcases, or large bags may not be brought in the sites.
The ticket allows you to access to each site only once.
You must go through security checks at the metal detectors. The wait for these mandatory procedures cannot be avoided.
Do not forget to bring a valid identification card or valid passport (one per person).
Italy Travels is not responsible for any partial closure of rooms, itinerary changes, cancellations or delays in entry due to force measure, adverse weather, personnel strikes, or decisions made by the management of the museum or the Superintendency.