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From Castel Sant’Angelo you can enjoy a spectacular view of Rome: enter the castle and take the narrow winding staircase that leads to the terrace where the bronze statue of the archangel Michael stands. Place Managed by the Rome's Tourism Dept. in collaboration with //Avanti Concept Agency
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Tomb of emperors or Papal residence? Fortress, escape route for the Pope, or prison? Sacred place for the appearance of an angel (to whom it owes its name) or place of executions of death sentences or stage for operas (“La Tosca”)?
This cylindrical fortress was built by Roman emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family in the 2nd century AD. Today the structure is a museum that offers a great view onto St. Peter’s Basilica in the distance.
5 minutes of walk from home. You can visit the Castle also inside with or without guide. In ancient times, in case of danger of siege to the Vatican the popes took refuge in the castle through the passage called "Passetto". The "Passetto is about 800 meters long, you can see it right next to home…
Known as Hadrian's Tomb, the Castel Sant'Angelo is a fortress located on the right bank of the Tiber, a short distance from the Vatican City.Construction of the building began in the year 135 under the direction of the Emperor Hadrian, who intended to use it as mausoleum for himself and his family…
From the piazza, you can then follow the Tiber to the Sant’Angelo bridge and the castle of the same name located on the opposite bank. The bridge is decorated with 10 statues representing angels, all designed by Bernini. From the bridge, you will have a magnificent view of the city and the river…
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