Castle of Saint Angelo
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About this place
From Castel Sant’Angelo you can enjoy a spectacular view of Rome: enter the castle and take the narrow winding staircase that leads to the terrace where the bronze statue of the archangel Michael stands. Place Managed by the Rome's Tourism Dept. in collaboration with //Avanti Concept Agency
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it was originally built by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum, after was fortified and turned into a fortress, and used by the popes in case of danger. A secret corridor connects the Castel with St Peter
Unique landmark of the city. Originally mausoleum for the emperor Hadrian then converted into a papal fortress.
Castel Sant'Angelo How to get there: buses 23, 23D, 34, 40, 62, 280, Metro line A (Lepanto)
It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.