Rome’s Captivating Castel Sant’Angelo

by Stefania Bufano

Italophilia

Last week several fellow Italy bloggers met in Rome and spent an entire weekend discovering the delights of the magnificent city. If you check the hashtag #WinterinRome on Instagram/Twitter you will be amazed at the options Rome has in Winters. My fellow bloggers really inspired me to visit Rome in winters and I hope to make it a possibility someday. I felt a little “Rome” sick while following them along so thought of writing a post to make up for it 🙂

Today we will travel to one of Rome’s most enchanting structures- Castel Sant’Angelo. The Castel is my second favorite historic building of Rome, after the Pantheon.

IMG_0369 Ponte Sant’Angelo

IMG_0366 Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo is gorgeous and ancient and will leave you spell bound. Built around 135 AD (Yes that long), the Castel served as a mausoleum for the Roman emperor Hadrian and his family. It was also used as…

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