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“The bridge to the Castle St Angelo”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ponte Sant'Angelo

Ponte Sant'Angelo
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Castel Sant'Angelo and Ponte Sant'Angelo Walking Tour in Rome
Ranked #45 of 1,486 things to do in Rome
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“The bridge to the Castle St Angelo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

When you cross the bridge (once called the Ponte Elio) you have a splendid view of the Castle St Angelo. The bridge was built by Emperor Hadrian (130 AD), the Castle was his mausoleum.
The bridge is together with a double row of angels in the style of Bernini.
The Castle is worth a visit, a place rooted in legend and steeped in historymemories ofs bloodshed and crime. If you climb to the top (there is a cafe to rest tired feet) you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views over the city and St Peter's Basilica - definitely worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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“Masterpiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

After my holiday to Rome, one thing is definite, the architecture is simply a masterpiece. Everywhere you turn there is something splendid to lay your eyes on and this was one of them! Facing castel sant'Angelo, it's hard not to miss a site like this! Whilst the water is extremely muddy and muggy, I wasn't here for a beach holiday, Rome is very much a historical and cultural attraction holiday.

Visited September 2012
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“ANGELS FROM HEAVEN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Hey, don't ask me! I'm so fond of Rome, what can I say of this fantastic bridge? Only one thing: go and look at the beautiful faces (one of a kind) of this masterpiece of italian baroque (some of the original angels are by Bernini, who designed some parts of the bridge itself).

Visited October 2012
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“The best bridge in Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Ponte Sant'Angelo is famous for the Bernini's Angels, which represents the passions of Christ. The sculptures are brilliant and the view to Castel Sant'Angelo is speechless. The only negative things are the beggars that are there.

Visited November 2012
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“Magnificent views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Located in front of Castel Sant'Angelo, the bridge is a must see. From here, we could see St Peter's Basilica in the distance and sunset was beautiful. The angels' statues were a sight and this is a really nice photo-taking spot. Street peddlers lined both sides of the bridge so photo taking may be a little difficult.

Visited September 2012
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