..Ed è passato chi sa quanto tempo, e con la voglia di rifarlo ancora, cerco sempre lì..
Hello my fellow travel bloggers! I had this post saved as draft for sometime near spring 2018 - BUT NO, I am too excited to share with you guys that
I have some fabulous friends who wanted to remind me about my eternal love affair with Rome and got me the most fabulous BDAY present
I could wish for. Oh yes we are so going back to my favourite city of all times,
and what is more, we are going togetherrrrr -ALL OF US! It is quite difficult to find a day that suits everyone to just have a coffee, and that makes it more special.
Since I got the news I have been listening non stop to Italian songs (some rest for Mr. Robbie Williams) and started browsing on my pictures from my tons of visits to Rome and of course thought this is the time to start writing on my favourite Roman spots.
A Roman landmark which is the spot for many tourist photographs, probably thanks to its location next to the river and in front of a bridge with statues guarding those who cross. This round castle was first built as a mausoleum to Emperor Hadrian and later turned into a papal fortress. It is currently a museum which you can visit and believe me, it's worth it basically for its stunning views once you are on the roof. Also, you get to see a selection of paintings, military memorabilia and medieval arms -which served as weapons to protect the castle.
This castle has a secret passageway leading to the Vatican, which served as a useful way to escape for many popes during the 13th century (the most known one may be Pope Clemente VI during the 1527 sack of Rome).
I had always loved the views of the bridge with the castle standing up as a king, and the statues looking at people. Also, the river and the street lights make it a gorgeous scenario. However it was not until my 4th time in the city that I got to visit the castle on the inside and could fall even more in love with it once I was on the rood, watching the city under a beautiful sunset. Check out the pictures I could take in this amazing place and tell me they are not stunning!!
After seeing what awaits for you once you climb up all the stairs in the castle, are you going to think twice about visiting it?
Here is some useful information for those who are thinking about going to Rome and visiting Sant'Angelo:
- Lungotevere Castello, 50 - 00193 ROMA
- Open all days from 9 a.m. to 7.p.m
Closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.
June 24 to September 17 Thursdays-Sundays, open from 9 a.m. to midnight.
- Tickets €14, reduced tickets €7 (EU citizens aged between 18 and 25)
Free tickets: EU students from faculties of architecture and arts, lecturers and students from Arts Academy.
- Free entrance every first Sunday of each month
Stay tunned for my other favourite Roman spot.. can you guess which one?