Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Castel Sant'Angelo (near Vatican), Rome, Italy


Castel Sant'Angelo is another famous tourist attraction, a must to see after visiting Vatican City in Rome, Italy. Castel Sant'Angelo or also known as The Mausoleum of Hadrian, is a tower in a cylinder building in Parco Adriano in Rome, Italy. The Castel Sant'Angelo was built by Emperor Hadrian for himself and family. The building was used by the popes as the fortress and castle and eventually turned into a museum.

There is a secret corridor which is known as Passetto di Borgo in the Castel Sant'Angelo. The Passetto di Borgo connects from the Castel Sant'Angelo to the Vatican Palaces, which was used as an escape route by Pope Clement VII and his Swiss Guards from Charles de Bourbon's army during the sack of Rome in 1527.



Castel Sant'Angelo and the statues of angels along the bridge in Rome, Italy
Castel Sant'Angelo and the statues of angels along the bridge in Rome, Italy


A close up of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
A close up of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy


The angel statues and the entrance to the Castel  Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
The angel statues and the entrance to the Castel Sant'Angelo


The map and a spiraling corridor inside the Castel  Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
The map and a spiraling corridor inside the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy


Walking up the steps to the Hall of Urns of Castel   Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
Walking up the steps to the Hall of Urns of Castel Sant'Angelo





The Hall of Apollo leads to the outdoor of the Castel   Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
The Hall of Apollo leads to the outdoor of the Castel Sant'Angelo


The outdoor garden of Cortile dell' Angelo in the Castel Sant' Angelo in Rome, Italy
The outdoor garden of Cortile dell' Angelo in the Castel Sant' Angelo


Cortile di Alessandro VI of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
Cortile di Alessandro VI of the Castel Sant'Angelo



More interior and outdoor views from the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
More interior and outdoor views from the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy


Verschaffelt statue and the view of St Peter Basilica from the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
Verschaffelt statue and the view of St Peter Basilica from the Castel Sant'Angelo




The view of the surroundings of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
The view of the surroundings of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy


A secret corridor, known as the Passeto di Borgo, connects the Castel Sant'Angelo with the Vatican in Rome, Italy
A secret corridor, known as the Passeto di Borgo, connects the Castel Sant'Angelo with the Vatican in Rome, Italy


The view of a bridge nearby the Castel Sant'Angelo was taken in the day and at night in Rome, Italy
The view of a bridge nearby the Castel Sant'Angelo was taken in the day and at night


The night view of Castel Sant'Angelo and the view from Castel Sant'Angelo towards Vatican City in Rome, Italy
The night view of Castel Sant'Angelo and the view from Castel Sant'Angelo towards Vatican City


The night view of a bridge in the city of Rome, Italy
The night view of a bridge in the city of Rome, Italy



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