Castel Sant’Angelo

On our final day, we visited Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel). It was originally built by Roman Emperor Hadrian to be a mausoleum for himself and his family. It was constructed between 123 and 139 AD. It was later used by popes as a fortress and castle. The line up was not bad and we were inside within 5-10 minutes.

The castle is huge and the architecture of these places always amazes me.

We toured the castle right to the top terrace. The view of Rome was breathtaking.

The architecture of the passage ways are awesome.

There’s also a secret tunnel running to the Vatican that helped various popes escape attack. This castle tour was well worth the 15€. We spent approximately 1.5-2 hours inside. Just before exiting there’s a fashion exhibit.

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