What is the Castel Sant'Angelo secret?
It is the final refuge of the papacy.
Pasetto di Borgo is a concealed passageway that runs
from the Vatican to Castel Sant'Angelo.
What is special about Castel Sant'Angelo?
The Castel Sant'Angelo Rome is famous
for being the tomb of the Emperor Hadrian.
What is the story of the Castel Sant’ Angelo?
The mausoleum of Hadrian is a monumental tomb by Emper
Hadrian for the burial of himself, future succesors and relativ
Who is the angel on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo?
SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Why was the Castel Sant'Angelo built?
It served as the Mausoleum of Hadrian and his
the Mausoleum was converted into fortress, a
prison, a palace and most recently a museum.
How old is Castel Sant'Angelo?
3. History of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome
it was built as a mausoleum for Roman Emperor Hadrian and his family
During Renaissance and Later a castle was build. Bernini in
1668 created the ten statues that lay on the bridge today.
4. History of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome
Castel Sant'Angelo to a
In 590s the structure changed it's name to Castel
it was used as residence, prison, courts, in addition to
being a fortress by various Popes.
Towards the end of the Middle Ages, the Passetto di Borgo
was built, connecting the Vatican to the Castle.
3ʳᵈ Century to the Middle Ages
Emperor Aurelian converted
Colonel Luigi Durand de la Penne and Captain Mariano Borgatti decides to restore it.
it was inaugurated as a museum by King Vittorio Emanuele III.
In 1901 it was decommissioned.
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5. Castel Sant'Angelo Rome
Work of art
Fragments from the ancient Hadrian tomb
Artworks that were donated by private collectors like Contini Bonaccorsi
Sculptures and frescoes from the Renaissance period.
The sculpture of Archangel Michael
6. Castel Sant'Angelo Rome highlights
Passetto di Borgo
The Passetto di Borgo is an elevated corridor that connects
the Castel Sant'Angelo with the Vatican City.
The passage served as an escape route for Popes in case
of an attack.
The Ponte Sant’Angelo is a bridge on the back of the Tiber
River that connects the Castel Sant’Angelo to the city.
it was used by Christian pilgrims as a passageway to St.
During the 7ᵗʰ Century, the bridge was renamed the Ponte
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7. The Mausoleum of Hadrian
The structure was built in the 2nd century AD by Emperor Hadrian
It was originally used to house the ashes of Hadrian, his wife Sabina and
his first adopted son Lucius Aelius,
Hadrian, probably planned the mausoleum himself, in collaboration with
his personal architect Demetrianus,
Demetrianus erected the bridge across the Timber called the Pons Aelius in
The bridge gave direct access from the city to the mausoleum
The mausoleum would house the earthly remains of the next four emperors of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty, and the first three emperors of
the Severan dynasty,
it was covered with a mound of earth where a grove of cypress trees grew
A square tower or temple was surmounted by a statue of the Emperor Hadrian in the guise of Helios, the Greek god of the sun, driving a
quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses.