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Ponte Sant'Angelo

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Ponte Sant'Angelo

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Lungotevere Castello 50, 00193 Rome Italy
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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R Schmidt wrote a review Sep 2020
Burnham, United Kingdom601 contributions140 helpful votes
Such a beautiful place even for a little wonder!!! However at times of Covid-19 it is still well worth a visit!!! Less tourists than usual and a chance to take perfect snaps!!! Utterly mesmerising!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴 wrote a review Apr 2020
Targu Jiu, Romania4,739 contributions37,016 helpful votes
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Ponte Sant'Angelo or in English, Bridge of Angels is a lovely bridge close to Sant'Angelo Castle. Definitelt worth a stop if you are in the area to see the wonderful view of the Caste, the River and also the nice scultures of Angels.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Alecia W wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York239 contributions92 helpful votes
Ponte Sant'Angelo, Bridge of Angels is one of most beautiful bridges I've had the pleasure of seeing. Ponte Sant'Angelo, originally the Aelian Bridge or Pons Aelius, completed in 134 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus), to span the Tiber from the city centre to his newly constructed mausoleum, now the towering Castel Sant'Angelo. The bridge is faced with travertine marble and spans the Tiber with five arches, three of which are Roman; it was approached by means of ramp from the river. The bridge is now solely pedestrian, and provides a scenic view of Castel Sant'Angelo. It links the rioni of Ponte (which was named after the bridge itself), and Borgo, to whom the bridge administratively belongs. Ten strikingly beautiful angel sculptures designed by famous sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini line the bridge. Each symbolizes a part from the story of Jesus Christ’s suffering and death by crucifixion. Statues of the saints Peter and Paul watch over the entrance way of the bridge.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Malgorzata wrote a review Feb 2020
8,337 contributions573 helpful votes
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Ponte San Angelo is a bridge over the Tiber in the center of Rome, which connects the Castle of St. Angel with the left bank of the river. It was built in 134 CE. by Emperor Hadrian as access to the mausoleum erected on the right bank of the Tiber. In 1892, due to the strengthening of the banks of the Tiber, the bridge was rebuilt, leaving only the three central spans as original. The bridge was and is used by pilgrims on their way to the Church of Sts. Peter in the Vatican . The most characteristic attribute of the bridge of St. Angels are marble sculptures depicting the figures of 10 angels. Bernini independently carved two statues , and the rest were done by his students. The pope considered the angels made by the baroque master so valuable that he quickly decided to replace them with copies. The originals can be seen for free in the Basilica of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte. One of the most beautiful bridges on the Tiber in Rome. A picturesque place to take pictures. No matter it is sunny, cloudy, or rainy, it is very suitable for taking pictures. Shooting night scenes is also very good. Really a charming place . Beautiful history within reach.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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130Doug wrote a review Feb 2020
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania1,231 contributions128 helpful votes
This is one of the most beautiful bridges I've ever walked across - right up there with the Charles Bridge in Prague. HOWEVER - THERE ARE PICKPOCKETS HERE. Many men on this bridge WILL approach you, try to slip bracelets on you and ask for money. They will grab you, they will trick you into looking this way or turning that way and reach into your pockets and steal everything you have. There are articles about this on various travel websites, and the most common piece of advice is to literally pretend as if they don't exist. IGNORE THEM. Keep your hands in your pockets, don't make eye contact, don't even say no. If they grab your arm, wrench it away but keep pretending like they're not there. If they follow you and harass you, YELL FOR THE POLICE. This is such a beautiful bridge, and it's only a shame that the local authorities don't do more to keep the trash off of it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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