National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo

Lungotevere Castello, 1

Opening time: Tues. to Sun. 9-20 closed Mon.
Admission charge: Lit. 8,000
public property
Recommended by: GNS

Originally intended as a mausoleum by the Emperor Adrian (117-138 AD), Castel SantAngelo became, in later centuries, the bastion of the Papal State, both literally and metaphorically. It is now possible to visit the interior of the fortress, which also used to be a sadly renowned prison. It is possible to visit the various rooms decorated with 16th-century frescos (the Apollo Hall, the Paul's Hall, the Perseus Hall, the Cupid and Psyche Hall), the prison, the collection af antique weapons, the picture gallery (works by Carlo Crivelli, Luca Signorelli, Bartolomeo Montagna) and the collection of ancient marbles and sculptures.

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