Castel Sant' Angelo

Castel Sant' Angelo

(kästĕl` säntän`jālō),

Hadrian's Mausoleum,

or

Hadrian's Mole,

massive round construction on the right bank of the Tiber in Rome. Originally built (A.D. 135–39) by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleummausoleum
, a sepulchral structure or tomb, especially one of some size and architectural pretension, so called from the sepulcher of that name at Halicarnassus, Asia Minor, erected (c.352 B.C.) in memory of Mausolus of Caria.
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 for himself and his successors, it was later decorated and fortified as a place of refuge for the popes and was connected to the Vatican by a secret passage. It was used as a fortress and prison until 1870 and is now a museum.
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With the help of an Italian citizen, a permit was obtained for the protest in front of Castel Sant' Angelo, a site that, we hoped, priests would be walking past on their way to concelebrate the Mass at St.
He was eventually captured and smothered to death with a pillow in the Castel Sant' Angelo.
To occupy himself, the artist turned to realising some of the fiery scenes and great landscapes that he had witnessed on his recent tour of Italy, notably The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant' Angelo, Rome of 1775-76, and most spectacularly of all, his Vesuvius in Eruption, with a View over the Islands in the Bay of Naples (1776; Fig.
104), the Sack of Rome emboldened pro-Savonarolan, republican supporters in Florence to take advantage of the Medici's weakened position (they could no longer count on the help of the Holy Roman Emperor, and Pope Clement VII was holed up in Castel Sant' Angelo for fear of losing his life and thus of no use even to himself), seizing control of the city and re-establishing the republic after fifteen years of Medici rule.
Across the river Tiber, the Castel Sant' Angelo, St Peter's Basilica and the impressive Vatican Museums are all worth visiting.
Hug the riverside, however, for Castel Sant' Angelo -the first real highlight of your visit.
While crossing the Tiber River, Castel Sant' Angelo rises fortress-like to the right and once provided protection for the Vatican and a refuge for the popes beginning in the sixth century.
Further, Gavaradossi would not have died "disperato" on top of the Castel Sant' Angelo facing a firing squad, but instead would probably have won his legal case against the state (p.
From their encampment, the troops could see smoke from blazes in the city; they heard cannons being fired from Castel Sant' Angelo, signals that Clement VII still held out there and that he and the city awaited rescue.
Caption: Sex abuse survivors and their supporters demonstrate near Castel Sant' Angelo, down the street from St.
(5) Rilievo degli appartamenti papali in Castel Sant' Angelo, Rome, 1994.