Castel Sant'Angelo (crs)

Looking toward the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, Tiber
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, Tiber from the Castel Sant'Angelo
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, Tiber from the Castel Sant'Angelo
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo, Via della Conciliazione
St. Catherine
Connection between the Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo
      
Connection between the Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo
Connection between the Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo
Connection between the Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo from Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II
Castel Sant'Angelo from Lungotevere Vaticano
Castel Sant'Angelo from Lungotevere Vaticano
      
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Castel Sant'Angelo and Ponte Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo from Ponte Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo from Ponte Sant'Angelo
      
Castel Sant'Angelo from Ponte Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo from Ponte Sant'Angelo
Over the Entrance
Castel Sant'Angelo from Ponte Sant'Angelo
Over the Entrance
Castel Sant'Angelo
Entrance
Castel Sant'Angelo
Inside
Castel Sant'Angelo
Courtyard of Honor
      
Castel Sant'Angelo
Inside
Castel Sant'Angelo
An Older Archangel Michael
Castel Sant'Angelo
St Peter's Basilica
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
      
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Tribunale di Sorveglianza
Castel Sant'Angelo, from the Terrace
Vatican City
Castel Sant'Angelo, from the Terrace
Vatican City
Castel Sant'Angelo, from the Terrace
Archangel Michael
Castel Sant'Angelo, from the Terrace
Archangel Michael
      
Castel Sant'Angelo, from the Terrace, no wires
No Wires
Castel Sant'Angelo, from the Terrace
Roman Rooftops
Castel Sant'Angelo, from the Terrace
Roman Rooftops
Tribunale di Sorveglianza, Palace of Justice
Tribunale di Sorveglianza, Palace of Justice
Castel Sant'Angelo
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II
      
Castel Sant'Angelo
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo, from the Terrace
Castel Sant'Angelo Terrace
A Nice Place for Lunch
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
      
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Courtyard of Honor
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
      
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
      
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
Ponte Sant'Angelo, Aelian Bridge
Ponte Sant'Angelo

 

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Castel Sant'Angelo or the Mausoleum of Hadrian, was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.  The building was later used as a fortress and castle.  It is now a museum.  The tomb was erected on the right bank of the Tiber, between 135 and 139.  Hadrian's ashes were placed here a year after his death in 138 together with those of his wife Sabina, and his first adopted son, Lucius Aelius.  The remains of succeeding emperors were placed here until Caracalla in 217.  Hadrian also built the Pons Aelius or Ponte Sant'Angelo facing straight onto the mausoleum.  It is renowned for the Baroque statuary, by Bernini students, of angels holding aloft elements of the Passion of Christ.  The tomb was converted into a military fortress in 401.  The urns and ashes were scattered by Visigoth looters in Alaric's sack of Rome in 410.  The original decorative bronze and stone statuary was thrown down upon the attacking Goths in 537.  Legend holds that the Archangel Michael appeared atop the mausoleum as a sign of the end of the plague of 590, thus lending the castle its present name.  The popes converted the structure into a castle, from the 14th century.  Pope Nicholas III connected the castle to St. Peter's Basilica by a covered fortified corridor called the Passetto di Borgo.  The fortress was the refuge of Pope Clement VII during the Sack of Rome in 1527.  In 1536 Montelupo created a marble statue of Saint Michael holding his sword and placed it on the top of the Castel.  Later Paul III built a rich apartment, to ensure that in any future siege the Pope had an appropriate place to stay.  Montelupo's statue was replaced in 1753 by a bronze statue executed by the Flemish sculptor Peter Anton von Verschaffelt.  The Papal state used Castel Sant'Angelo as a prison.  Executions were carried out in the small interior square.  Currently there is a small restaurant on the upper level, a great place to have lunch.

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