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Rome: Angels and Demons Tour Half-Day Semi-Private
"Explore Rome following the trail of Dan Brown's best seller enjoy the tour discovering Rome's “Angels and Demons” along the path of the Illuminati.The treasure hunt through the Eternal City follows the itinerary of the Illuminati.The tour begins at Pantheon where Robert Langdom the protagonist of Dan Brown's book casually arrives because he misunderstood a clue. His actual destination is the church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Popolo Square that is also our second stop. The church is famous for his beautiful painting and his Chigi chapel where Robert Langdom will find the first dead cardinal branded with a “EARTH” on his chest.Next stop will be St. Peter's Basilica the Centre of Christianity.At the centre of the square there is an obelisk surrounded by a meridian with the wind rose. On the “ West Ponente” oval tile the protagonist finds another dead cardinal branded with “AIR”. Then
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Small-Group Segway Tour: Panoramic Night Tour of Rome
"The night tour starts at Piazza Montevecchio goes to Vatican Church and St. Angel's Castle. Then we visit Mausoelo Augusto and go through the Via Margutta originally the residence of many famous artists. Then we head to the Piazza del popolo where it is easy to move to the Pincio one of the knolls where the view of the entire historical center is stunning. After having seen another beautiful view from the top of the Spanish steps you can throw a coin into the glamorous Trevi Fountain. After visiting The Pantheon and Piazza Navona we will return to the meeting point."
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City Bike Small-Group Tour of Rome
"See Rome from the saddle of a mountain or trekking bike on a half-day bike tour of the “Eternal City” and discover more than you would on a walking tour.Limited to a maximum of 8 participants tours are intimate. Cycle to St. Peter’s Square to see the world’s largest church and its imposing dome. Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire as you take a circuit of the Colosseum. Marvel at the ruins of temples in the Roman Forum.Go to t and the former home of the poet John Keats. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. See the cylindrical Castel Sant’Angelo. Admire the glorious buildings of Piazza Navona built on the site of the Stadium of DomitianKeeping off the main roads bike down charming alleys and less crowded streets to experience Rome off-the-beaten-path. Hear historical facts and funny anecdotes to enrich your experience."""
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Castel Sant'Angelo - Rafaele Bathroom

Best-kept secret in Castel Sant 'Angelo. You don't see this in any of the travel guidebooks (at least I haven't) or even in the Castel literature. You won't want to miss this very small bagno where...
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icunme
Sep 16, 2006

Hadrian's Mausoleum.

From all fortified castles I have seen in Europe this is certainly the most extraordinary, if not extravagant, fortress I have visited.It started with a mausoleum to Emperor Hadrian (117 - 138 AD) and...
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breughel
Dec 14, 2013

CASTEL SANT ANGELO

Castel St. Angelo More detail and photos on Vatican Travelogue page (now there are 2 travelogues - I got carried away.....). Also, Vatican Things To Do - Castle Sant Angelo. There is much to see and...
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icunme
Sep 01, 2006

A mausoleum, a fortress, a prison

The Castel Sant'Angelo was orginally commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The popes later converted the structure into a fortress (from the 14th...
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dongix
Jun 29, 2006

The Fortress.

The mausoleum started its transformation to a fortress when it was included into the Aurelian wall and became a "castellum". In 537 when the Visigoths attacked Rome it proved its value. The defenders...
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breughel
Jan 05, 2015

Magnificant Views of City from Castle Battlements

This is a very imposing Castle which stands out against the landscape as you walk along the Tiber. We were walking along the riverside looking at bridges, homes and anything else of interest when we...
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Mikebb
Apr 12, 2006

1752 - a new angel..number six

I had taken this picture of the archangelnot nowing that it was made by a Flemish person.'Peter Verschaffelt' made it.Peter Verschaffelt was born in 'Gent ' in 1710.'Pope Benedictus XIV ' ordered a...
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belgianchocolate
Jul 17, 2004

Castel Sant'Angelo

This complex started out as the Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, then in the Middle Ages was made into a fortress, and in the Renaissance was outfitted with papal apartments. A funerary, military, and...
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ruki
Aug 10, 2005

Steeped in Bloodshed: The St. Angel's Castle

Hadrian's Mausoleum was the biggest, most magnificent tomb Rome had ever seen. We cannot tell today what it looked like, but a Byzantine historian of the 6th century did leave a description. From the...
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deecat
May 11, 2005

Papal Apartments, Museum & Views.

Reaching level 4 and 5, I felt much more impressed by the views on Rome than by the papal apartments or the small military museum. For sure the rooms are magnificent with the frescoes and of course...
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breughel
Dec 14, 2013

St Angelo castle and bridge

It was planned by the emperor Hadrien to be his tomb and was started in 123 a.c. and was called the Hadrien Mausoleum.Between 275 and 403 , it was fortified to defend from attacks.It is said it became...
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sylvie-uk
Aug 17, 2004

Castel Sant'Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo - or, "Castle of the Holy Angel" - sits on the bank of the Tibur due east of Vatican City. The Castle began life as the tomb of the Emperor Hadrian, hence the circular shape of the...
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mccalpin
Aug 12, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Castel Sant'Angelo

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Ponte Sant' Angelo

Reaching the Ponte Sant' Angelo was definitely the highlight of our walk to Castel Sant'Angelo. The bridge was originally built c. 135 AD in order to connect the Campus Martius with his mausoleum...
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Tevere - Tiber River - Bridges

The busy Tiber River roughly Splits Rome ij Half and this river has many bridges that criss crosses both areas of Rome of which many of the bridges are more than 1,000 years old and are famous...
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Via dei Coronari

One of my favourite streets in Rome, via dei Coronari runs straight from just north of Piazza Navona to just south of Ponte Sant'Angelo. It was created in 1475 AD by Pope Sisto IV to provide pilgrims...
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Chiesa San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

The Saint Giovanni of Fiorentini Church (Chiesa Giovanni Fiorentini( is one of the many Churches along the Ponte Rione (District) of Rome and lies near the banks of the Tiber River along the...
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Museo Napoleonico

Napoleon had special plans for Rome: he called his son Napoleon II, King of Rome in 1811. His brother Lucien moved to Rome in 1804, starting a family line than lasted through to 1927. Another member...
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Chiesa Nuova – Santa Maria In Vallicella

I paid a visit to this church which is a principal church for the Oratorians, a religious congregation of secular priests. I had an opportunity to do short audio tour of its interior (details can be...
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Getting to Castel Sant'Angelo

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Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Roma, Italy

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Thursday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Friday 09:00 to 19:30
  • Saturday 09:00 to 19:30

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