Summer Nights Return at Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 05:16

Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome will be open every night during the summer to offer special guided visits, as well as jazz and classical music concerts.

During the summer event, now in its fourth edition, the monument, which was originally built as a mausoleum for Roman emperor Hadrian and his family, will open some areas normally closed to the public: the Passetto di Borgo, an 800-meter long walkway connecting Castel Sant’Angelo to the Vatican Palaces; the historic Prisons, which were used from the Renaissance to the 19th century, where Pope Paul III Farnese, Benvenuto Cellini, Giuseppe Balsamo, better known as Cagliostro, were imprisoned, among others; Clement VII’s space heater (stufetta), an architectural gem of the first half of the 16th century; the bathroom of the popes, a rare example of a Renaissance bathroom; and the mill dating to the late 16th century.

In addition, Castel Sant’Angelo will host 40 concerts of classical and jazz music involving more than 100 performers.

“Summer Nights at Castel Sant’Angelo” run until September 7.

Entrance ticket is 10 Euro. Reservations for guided visits are recommended.  

To buy your ticket and for more information, click here