Ponte Sant' Angelo, Rome

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    Bernini's Rome

    by DrewV Written Oct 6, 2003

    Moving forward a bit, we catch a glimpe of a Rome which had missed out a bit on the Renaissance. Yes, Michelangelo did his bit in the Sistine Chapel, but Rome was well behind places like Florence, Bologna, Siena, and Venice.

    Actually, it worked out quite nicely for Rome. With the benefit of funding from Catholic Spain and Portugal and their American colonies, the papacy funded a remarkable building boom that epitomized the Baroque period.

    Bernini is Baroque Rome's master sculptor. You really can't walk more than a block without seeing one of his great creations: a beauiful sculpture or fountain in the midst of a busy piazza. In this case, Bernini has arranged angelic sculptures across the bridge leading from the heart of Rome to the Vatican. It's an effect similar to the Charles Bridge in Prague.

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    Ancient Pons - The Ponte Sant'Angelo

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    statuary detail, Ponte Sant'Angelo

    A bridge has stood on this spot since before the time of St Gregory, who led a profession of pilgrims over the predecessor of the modern bridge to ask deliverance from a plague in the 6th century. Today, Bernini's statues conduct the modern pilgrim.

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    by Michael_D Written Aug 24, 2002

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    CASTEL SAN ANGELO certainly isnt the biggest attraction in ROME but the entry bridge accross the Tiber river is both fascinating and has a number of impressive statues lining the balestrades on either side.

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    Pont Sant'Angelo

    by aukahkay Written Oct 11, 2009

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    Pont Sant'Angelo is a pedestrian bridge adorned with statues of saints Peter and Paul and 10 angels sculpted by Bernini and his students. It spans the Tiber River and leads to the Castel Sant'Angelo.

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    Pont Sant'Angelo

    by bonio Written May 8, 2006

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    Beautiful bridge across the Tiber, close to the Castel Sant'Angelo, decorated with 10 angels, thronging with street sellers and tourists alike but is worth the hassle to cross it.

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    Ponte Sant Angelo

    by fishandchips Written Jan 31, 2006

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    The bridge over the Tiber to the Castle is a fascinating piece of work. Built back in the dark ages it is the oldest bridge over the Tiber.

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    Bernini's Angels on Bridge to Castel Sant'Angelo

    by no1birdlady Written Sep 5, 2005

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    One of the angels.

    I love these angel statues along this bridge that leads to Castel Sant'Angelo. Stop and look at them. They are so well done and each angel is different.

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    Ponte Sant'Angelo

    by jmhenry1123 Written Jul 14, 2005

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    One of the more beautiful bridges of Rome this bridge crosses the Tiber to the Castel Sant'Angelo. It is flanked by angels carved by Bernini, each depicting an element of Christ's crucifixion.

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    Ponte Sant'Angelo

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Probably the prettiest bridge in Rome, the Sant'Angelo Bridge leads directly to the front of Castel Sant'Angelo. The angels lining the bridge are by Bernini.

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    Higher pavements erected along...

    by Janina_B. Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Higher pavements erected along both sides of the famous bridge make it possible to reach Castel Sant'Angelo on foot.

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