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The Castle

With its chunky round keep, this castle is an instantly recognisable landmark. Built as a mausoleum for the emperor Hadrian, it was converted into a papal fortr...
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With its chunky round keep, this castle is an instantly recognisable landmark. Built as a mausoleum for the emperor Hadrian, it was converted into a papal fortress in the 6th century and named after an angelic vision that Pope Gregory the Great had in 590. Nowadays, it houses the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo and its eclectic collection of paintings, sculpture, military memorabilia and medieval firearms.
Many of these weapons were used by soldiers fighting to protect the castle, which, thanks to a secret 13th-century passageway to the Vatican (the Passetto di Borgo ), provided sanctuary to many popes in times of danger. Most famously, Pope Clemente VI holed up here during the 1527 sack of Rome.
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11 Comments | Report
hildehelder
 
hildehelder July 11, 2016
So beautifully sharp; stunning
michaelsmith_6314
 
michaelsmith_6314 August 29, 2016
Nice use of reflection!
Witmar
 
Witmar September 24, 2016
Amazing picture
Beegirl
 
Beegirl October 01, 2016
Congrats
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 01, 2016
Congratulations !
fpricephotos
 
fpricephotos November 21, 2016
You made me miss Rome even more. Thank you!
DavidFreire
 
DavidFreire January 28, 2017
lovely lovely image
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe August 30, 2017
The image was fantastic as was the history behind the castle. Great job!
CURUTCHET
 
CURUTCHET December 11, 2017
beauttiful photo , sharp détails and very good comments
Zipperock
 
Zipperock July 02, 2018
Oh goodness that makes me homesick for Rome!
StoutsRule
 
StoutsRule July 12, 2018
Which bridge is this? Love it!

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