Thursday, June 27, 2013

Italy - Rome - St. Angelo's Castle

St. Angelo's Castle

Sent by Agostino, a postcrosser from Civitavecchia, Italy.

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco AdrianoRome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castel was once the tallest building in Rome. (read further)

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