Accessible Rome – Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel sant’Angelo, from imperial monument to catholic fortress

Highlights and what’s included

Accessible

 

 

  • Private Transfer with accessible vehicle equipped with platform
  • Rental equipment
  • Assistant for disabled
Duration
Half Day
 
 
Places of interest

ROME

 

  • Castel Sant’Angelo

Exclusivity

All our tours are PRIVATE, not sharing with other guests​

Languages

English, Spanish, German, French, Italian

  • Historical interest 90% 90%
  • Fun 80% 80%
  • Activity Level 75% 75%

The popes’ fortress: Castel Sant’Angelo

Accessible tour of Castel Sant’Angelo: the castel was built between 123 and 139 A.D.

The building originally was a mausoleum for one century. It was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian for himself and his family. After a while, the castle has been turned into a military outpost and, during Emperor Aurelian times, became a fortress.

The castel changed his name to “Castellum Sancti Angeli”, after the medieval legend. According to it, the Archangel Michael appeared to Pope Gregorio Magno, announcing the end of the plague. After that, the castle gradually passed into the control of the Papacy.

At the beginning of mid-5th century, they built the papal apartments inside the castle and it became the seat of State files.

In 1527, during the Sack of Rome, its rooms hosted the pontifical court of pope Clemente VII, who was escaping from the Vatican buildings through secret passages, called “passetto del borgo”.

Sant’ Angelo Castel became property of the Italian Government in 1870, as military barracks and jails, until 1901. Mariano Borgatti, major of the Italian army, promoted huge restoration works for this building. In 1911 it was the location of the international Exposition in Rome and, in 1925, the National Museum of  Castel Sant’Angelo was founded, thanks to the donations received from the International exposition.

Thanks to our Special wheelchair “the Wheely Trekky”, now you can visit the site of Castel Sant’Angelo, unaccessible area for wheelchair users.

Please note for this tour the wheelchair user have to rent our special wheelchair for inaccessible sites Wheely trekky. The site is not accessible with manual or electric wheelchair or mobility scooter. Click here to see

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