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Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome

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Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who traversed Ponte Sant'Angelo to reach St. Peter's Basilica, and you'll see the top of the castle where--legend has it--an angel appeared to announce the end of the plague. Roman Emperor Hadrian built the triple-arched, travertine marble-faced bridge crossing the Tiber river in 134 CE. Stately statues of angels watch over the structure, reminding visitors of the miracle. During the jubilee of 1450, so many pilgrims walked over the bridge at once that the balustrades broke, and many drowned in the river. Look for the space at the head of the bridge where houses and a Roman arch were torn down to give them more room. Although the bridge is closed to vehicles, you can walk across and take in the views of the Castel Sant'Angelo. Use our Rome vacation builder to arrange your visit to Ponte Sant'Angelo and other attractions in Rome.
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  • Great bridge with beautiful statues. You can enjoy the several statues. It's a must-see site and is also a place of passage for all other monuments in Rome. From there you have a great vue to the Vati...  more »
  • near the Castle, this bridge is full of street artists and tourists. (a little care when there are many people for pickpockets). A ride comfortable and beautiful, of course
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  • Beautiful area of Rome. A historic bridge that connects the historic heart of Christianity for centuries
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  • In the heart of Rome... everything is ready. Clean. Good home.
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  • Nice
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  • Well, yes it is Chinese-owned though it is nice
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