Rome Castel St Angelo area

Castel Sant’Angelo is undoubtedly one of the most recommended places to visit during your Rome vacation. This landmark was in fact a castle where popes used to take refuge during turbulent times. This historic castle, now turned museum, is the place where many Roman emperors including Hadrian were buried in the past. Some of the must-sees here are the Baroque statue of Passion of Christ and the bronze angel statue. Watch our Castel Sant Angelo video guide to learn more about this museum.

Thinking of things to do in Rome once you have explored the Castel Sant’Angelo? You will be happy to know that there are many great attractions to visit nearby, in the direct Castel St Angelo area. Our first suggestion would be to head to Piazza Navona which is approximately 700m away to the south east. This lively square with many featured monuments like the Neptune and Moor Fountain is one of the most popular places to visit in Rome. Here, you can enjoy a lunch break at the square’s many outdoor cafes and restaurants while admiring the beautiful old fountains.

Explore Castel St Angelo area in Rome

Looking for more memorable things to do in the Eternal City, that you can find in Castel St Angelo area? Well if Piazza Navona is not your “cup of tea” then why not visit the notorious Vatican City instead? No holiday in Rome goes without visiting the world’s smallest country! Within the Vatican is Saint Peter’s Square which is only 750m west from Castel Sant’Angelo – another site you simply cannot miss. The Vatican offers you a wealth of possibilities, some for  free (like the basilica) and some paid (such as the exquisite Vatican Museums).

First, head to Saint Peter’s Basilica which is located within the square. The largest church in the world will impress you for sure, with features like the Baldachin or the exquisite detail of the dome’s ceiling. If you feel like you need a more intense experience of Vatican City, then we suggest you check out our special tour offers which includes exploring hidden corridors and secret rooms like the Niccoline chapel and Bramante staircase.

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this must-do Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! With some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history, the Vatican’s magnificent museum complex can be overwhelming, so let an expert guide introduce you to its defining highlights on this 3-hour tour. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (12 people maximum). Skip the long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica with special access directly from the Sistine Chapel.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

USD 70.65$

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! – These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

USD 60.22$

Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

See the Vatican as VIPs do – with this once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum's secret rooms. This exclusive gives you unprecedented VIP access to the magnificent rooms that are usually off-limits to the public, allowing you to see a side of the Vatican that most never will. Be awed by secret rooms like the Niccoline Chapel and the Room of Gold, and see sights like Raphael’s Rooms.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. End your tour with an after-hours private viewing of the Sistine Chapel, empty except for your group (average 15 people) and guide. Michelangelo's fresco in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Adam – is considered the most influential fresco in the history of Western art. See it with no crowds, linger over every detail, and earn one-of-a-kind bragging rights for the rest of your life!

USD 382.19$

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch in Naples, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.

Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 1, till March 8. During these months, your volcano hike is replaced with a tour of the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii.

USD 155.19$

Capri Day Trip from Rome

Visit the chic island of Capri on a day trip from Rome, led by an expert local guide! After traveling from Rome to Naples, cross over to the gorgeous island to see its highlights. Hop aboard a boat to the Blue Grotto if you wish, and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the hilltop village of Anacapri. Explore Capri’s main town at leisure, and then leave the island for your journey back to Rome.

USD 149.63$