Saturday, September 6, 2014

Castel Sant'Angelo - the Pope's Fortress!

Yesterday, Castel Sant’Angelo, which was the Pope’s fortress, had been opened until late at night – it usually happens during summer and being this one of this summer’s last nights, I decided to have a stroll in this magnificent Renaissance castle. Before being a castle, it was a Roman building as for so many things in the “Eternal City”. Later it became the Pope’s fortress, which he used during attacks like, for example, during the Sacco di Roma. Today Castel Sant’Angelo is an open museum and one can see the splendid Mannerist frescoes and the Papal Apartments, as well as Pope Clement VII bathroom, called La Stufetta! The panorama on the top is also fantastic and unique! I hope you will enjoy the pictures!

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