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St. Angelo Bridge, Rome

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Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who traversed St. Angelo Bridge 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 trip planner to add St. Angelo Bridge and other attractions to your Rome vacation plans.
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  • The bridge now used only for pedestrians was built in 134 AD by Hadrian to give access to the Mausoleum, now the Castle Sant'Angelo. It provides good views of the Vatican and the Castle and has a... 
    The bridge now used only for pedestrians was built in 134 AD by Hadrian to give access to the Mausoleum, now the Castle Sant'Angelo. It provides good views of the Vatican and the Castle and has a...  more »
  • Another gorgeous bridge in Rome! The view from Via del Banco di Santo Spirito is stunning. Be prepared your experience might be disturbed by those pesty street vendors. Do not engage. They might even....  more
    Another gorgeous bridge in Rome! The view from Via del Banco di Santo Spirito is stunning. Be prepared your experience might be disturbed by those pesty street vendors. Do not engage. They might even....  more »
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  • Humbling and intriguing to know you are crossing a bridge constructed in year 134. Sheer beauty and magnificence of angels you pass walking across. Contemporary travelers busy in their destination and vendors making a living may miss the opportunity to stop and appreciate where they are standing.
  • Probably the most photographed bridge in Rome, and for a good reason. It is gorgeous and it has great views of the Vatican as well as Sant Angelo Castle. Most tourists headed to the Vatican will take this bridge as it appears as the most direct route, therefore the place can get crowded. Watch your wallet, and enjoy the splendor!

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