Castel Sant'Angelo

At the end of the Ponte Sant'Angelo, across the  Tiber River,
the Castel Sant'Angelo stands guard.

Built in 135AD, by Emperor Hadrian,
to be used as a mausoleum for himself and his family.
For centuries, it was used as a fortress, and a prison by emperors and popes. 
There is a passageway connecting Castel Sant'Angelo to the Vatican.



And, nice views from atop the tower.

Saint Peter's Basilica

The "Wedding Cake"

Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II

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