Castel Sant’Angelo

The Castel Sant’Angelo in Roma, Italy is the fortress of the Vatican City. A protected path leads from San Pietro to the fortification and was built to protect the Pope in case of danger. The Castel is located beautifully at the river Tevere with the Ponte Sant’Angelo in front.

It was built as a mausoleum for emporer Adriano until 139 CE and then changed to a fortress by different Popes. Since 1906 it is a museum. Different emporers have been buried here and several Popes used it for protection. It also includes a small prison and on top you’ll find a statue of archangel Michael.

Castel Sant’Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 50
00193 Roma, Italy

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