"Castel Sant'Angelo" Castel Sant'Angelo Tip by acemj

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


This was originally built as a tomb for the Emperor Hadrian (76-138 AD), but by the 6th century it was turned into a fortress. The upper terrace is where Puccini's heroine in Tosca threw herself from with the famous cry 'Scarpia, avanti a Dio' (Scarpia, we meet before God).

Address: Lungotevere Castello 50
Directions: Off Piazza Adriana or the St. Angelo Bridge
othercontact: Around 5 Euros entry fee
Phone: +39 06 681 9111
Website: http://www.castelsantangelo.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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