Castel Sant’Angelo – Rome, Italy

The Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum (Mausoleum of Hadrian). Like most ancient architecture in Rome it is now a museum and you can go up to the parapets for a view across the Tiber River.

I had a lot to do in Rome and so opted to walk along the river and get some iconic views of the Ponte Sant’Angelo and the castle.

Castel Sant

Castel Sant

Castel Sant

If you are feeling adventurous and the tide is out, you can take a walkway down to the Tiber riverbed.

A warning to you though, in the evening “some characters” occupy this space.

As I was on the riverbed, I looked over and say some people under the bridge. I should have looked away and carried on with what I was doing, but I was curious. One of them saw me and started shouting something in italian. I couldn’t understand what it was and just put my hands up and shrugged. He then started to come over, still shouting and waving this arms. I shouted back “no parlo italiano”. He then said “We are injecting, no pictures!”.

I promptly finished what I was doing and got the heck out of there!

Castel Sant


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