Rome’s Captivating Castel Sant’Angelo

Last week several fellow Italy bloggers met in Rome and spent an entire weekend discovering the delights of the magnificent city. If you check the hashtag #WinterinRome on Instagram/Twitter you will be amazed at the options Rome has in Winters. My fellow bloggers really inspired me to visit Rome in winters and I hope to make it a possibility someday. I felt a little “Rome” sick while following them along so thought of writing a post to make up for it.

Related reading: 5 Things to Do In Winter in Rome

Today we will travel to one of Rome’s most enchanting structures- Castel Sant’Angelo. The Castel is my second favorite historic building of Rome, after the Pantheon.

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Ponte Sant’Angelo
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Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo is gorgeous and ancient and will leave you spell bound. Built around 135 AD (Yes that long), the Castel served as a mausoleum for the Roman emperor Hadrian and his family. It was also used as a prison at a certain point in time. Now it is a National Museum and is only a stone’s throw away from the Vatican. The Castel is huge and awe inspiring and one can even go inside for a price of EUR 9.

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Bridge on the river “Tiber”

Castel Sant’Angelo is a pedestrian area and is connected through a bridge called the Ponte Sant’Angelo. The bridge is a photography zone. No really, you should see the number of people (myself included) grabbing the opportunity to capture Rome in its glory not to forget the fabulous views that the bridge offers of the St. Peters Basilica.

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Angel with the Sudarium

The bridge is flanked by 10 angels designed by Lorenzo Bernini, Domenico Guidi, Ercole Ferrata, Antonio Georgetti and several others. I love this area of Rome, could easily spend hours there, of course with my book and a gelato 😀

What do you think about this stunning structure??

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Picturesque
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Castel Sant’Angelo with the Angels

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29 thoughts on “Rome’s Captivating Castel Sant’Angelo

  1. I have never joined any blogger’s get-together but am a bit tempted after hearing you meet in Roma. 🙂 I’m there every three weeks or so. I’d be happy to hear about some other picturesque parts of the city worth a visit.

  2. One of my favourite places too Ishita. I was lucky enough to get to one of their night time openings last summer, where they have concerts and guided tours, and it was magical!

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