Bridge of Castel St.Angelo

Fran├žaise Italiano English

- Bridge of Castel St.Angelo
(Hadrian's Mausoleum) -

One of the most famous bridge in Rome, built in the 239 AD. Large number of medieval pilgrims making their way to St. Peter's walked along it to cross the Tiber at Ponte sant'Angelo (with its Bernini Angels). Of the businesses sprang up to try to part the pilgrims from their money, the most enduring was the selling of rosaries, and the near street is still named after the rosaries (via dei coronari).

The street followed the course of the ancient Roman Via Recta (straight street) which originally ran from today's Piazza Colonna to the Tiber.

Making one's way through the vast trongh of people in Via dei Coronari could be extremely hazardous. In the Holy Year of 1450, some 200 pilgrims died, crushed by the crowds or drowned in the Tiber. Following the tragedy, Pope Nicholas V demolished the Roman triumphal arch that stood at the entrance to Ponte Sant'Angelo. In the late 15th century, Pope Sixtus IV encouraged of private houses and palaces along the street.

Although the rosary seller have been replaced by antiques dealers, the street still has many original buildings from the 15th and 16th century. One of the earliest, at Nos. 156-7, is known as the House of Fiammetta, the mistress of Cesare Borgia.

Visiting Rome, a virtual travel through italy monuments, photos, information on art, history, about Rome, Travel Rome, tour of Rome, itinerary, flights, reserve, book your hotel, tickets of most important museums and monuments in Rome. Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Papal Audience, Last Minute
Rome Travel: Visiting Rome? Compare Hotel Prices & Reviews - Discount Hotels in Rome Travel, Accommodation and general infomation about a trip to Rome. Rome Italy Travel Guide Rome Guide for Hotels, Museums Attractions, Tours, Nightlife, Maps

Related Panoramas of St. Angelo:

Il Mausole di Adriano - Castel Sant'AngeloBridge of Castel St. Angelo, Rome ItalyBridge of Castel St. Angelo, Rome ItalyCastel St. Angelo (Hadrian's Mausoleum), Rome Italy
Castel St. Angelo St. Angelo Bridge St. Angelo Bridge from Tiber

Bridge of Castel St. Angelo, Rome ItalyCastel St. Angelo entrance, Rome Italy
Castel St. Angelo entrance St. Angelo Bridge from Tiber

Le foto di Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma Italia

Back Rome

Rome monuments:

Roman Colosseum | Roman Colosseum [2] | Arch and Colosseum | Pantheon | St. Peter's Basilica |

The Vatican | Trevi Fountain | Castel St. Angelo | Spanish Steps | St. Peter's square

Campidoglio | Capitol | Ancient Ostia | Roman Theatre | Forum Baths |

Arch of Septimius Severus | Roman Forum | Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

Roman Baths | Imperial Forum | Roman Roads | Piazza Venezia |

Il Vittoriano | The Trajan's Column | Museo c. Romana | Hadrian's Villa

The Arch of Constantine | Pictures of Rome | Free Wallpaper | Free Screensaver

Florence: Virtual travel in the city of RenaissanceHelpLinksContact UsNaples in Virtual Reality, ItalyPisa in Virtual Reality, ItalyRome in Virtual Reality, ItalyBack to Italy in Virtual Reality