July 6th, 2010 by admin


Castel Sant’Angelo is one of the monuments that identifies the history of the Eternal City the most.

It was originally commissioned as a “Mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian“, which he had built for himself and his successors. Over the centuries, the building has undergone many transformations: it is a Roman custom to use buildings for different purposes.
The popes converted the structure into a luxurious and well protected residence. In fact, this monument was property of the State of the Vatican City and was connected with it through a secret underground passageway. In the 5th century, it was once again converted into a fortress to defend Rome and included a prison.
The Castle got its name in 590 A.D. when Rome was hit by the plague.Pope Gregory I was said to have had a vision of an angel sheathing his sword atop the Castle as a sign of the end of the plague. The prison of Castel Sant’Angelo is the setting for the last act of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. The splendid Castle is open to the public to relive the memories of this magnificent building.

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