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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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  • Free to walk over and back over the Tiber which rushes below. This bridge was built in Roman times before the Vatican & St Peter's but is still in use today. Charming statues, great views and a pletho...  more »
  • Only the Italians could make a thing like a bridge so beautiful as well as functional was gobsmacked  more »
  • This is the most attractive bridge in the city of Rome that linked to the Castel de Sant'Angelo over Tiber river. What fascinated me were the beautiful sculptures standing on both sides as one walked ...  more »
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