"St. Angelo's Castle" Castel Sant'Angelo Tip by stiab3

Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome: 146 reviews and 289 photos

by stiab3

This castle is connected to the Vatican by a wall with a passage. Apparently, it's meant to be an escape route should the Vatican be under attack. It was originally built as a mausoleum to Hadrian - so it's really a large tomb. It has a large sculpture of an angel with a sword on the top and we were able to go up there. More stairs, but also another spectacular view of Rome.

Address: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Roma, Italy
Directions: Off Piazza Adriana or the St. Angelo Bridge
Phone: +39 06 681 9111
Website: http://www.castelsantangelo.com/

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  • Written May 21, 2005
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