Castel Sant'Angelo was originally a family cemetery built by Emperor Hadrian. Later in the sixth century it was rebuilt as a papal castle. It's said that in 590 AD, Pope Gregory saw an angel in the castle skies, then renamed it as Castel Sant'Angelo. Ponte Sant'Angelo is on the river Tiber, at the western side of old Rome. There are several bridges that connect to the Tiber's west bank, one relatively famous one is the Ponte Sant'Angelo that goes to Castel Sant'Angelo. Ponte Sant'Angelo had two statuettes personally sculpted by Bernini, which have been moved inside the church for preservation.
The magic of Lungotevere in Rome: The unmissable places to admire at sunset ❤️
There are many great architectural works that overlook the Tiber, among which many make Rome "great".
The Tiber is the water vein of the capital, for millennia it has told legends and acts as a silent sentinel to the city Caput Mundi.
So if you are in town my advice is to come here at sunset and admire:
- Sant'Angelo castel
- The Church of the Sacred Heart of Suffteggio
- The Palace of Justice, called by the Romans: Palazzaccio
- And finally see the sun go down over the horizon with the Skyline of San Pietro, from Ponte Umberto I.
What is your favorite spot?
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The iconic St. Angelo Bridge crosses the River Tiber leading to the entrance of Castel Sant’Angelo. Once the tallest building in Rome, it was built in the 2nd century CE at the direction of Emperor Hadrian. Will you plan a Roman adventure this year?
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Walking over the river in Rome to Castel Sant'Angelo is a moment to always remember. The history of the building and grounds are so interesting and crowds (for Rome) are reasonable. An easy walk from St. Peter's this is a site you must put on your to do list. You can have a coffee and snack in the castle and enjoy the view. #givethanks #cadtelsantangelo #couplestrip #unforgettableexperiences #givethanks
Castel Sant'Angelo is a must-see attraction to Rome. St. Angel's Fort is a mausoleum built on the banks of the Tiber River. It was designed and personally produced by the Roman Emperor Hadrian (Hadrian) in the 2nd century AD as his own and his successor. The resting place. Centuries have passed, and Castel Sant'Angelo has undergone some changes: first as a fortress to stop the invasion of the Visigoths and East Goths, then as a prison, and finally into a magnificent papal palace. Now a national museum, in addition to the collection of stuccoes, frescoes and pope's residential furniture, ancient weapons are also an important precious collection here.
The Holy Angel Bridge across the Tiber River in front of Castel Sant'Angelo is the most beautiful bridge in the city of Rome. There are twelve statues of angels on the bridge. Each angel holds the same torture instrument as Jesus. The angels are from the hands of Bernini.
Sant'Angelo is at the western end of the ancient Roman region. There are several bridges leading to the west bank of the Tiber River. The more important one is the Emmanuel II Bridge and the other is the famous bridge to Castel Sant'Angelo (Ponte). Santa Angelo). The bridge designed by Bernini can be said to be a masterpiece of Baroque decorative art, but the statues of the angels on the bridge, two or two of which were hand-carved by Bernini, have been moved to the Santa Adrea delle Fratte church to be preserved. Place two copies on the bridge.