Tag Archives: Castel Sant’ Angelo

That Circular Castle – Castel Sant Angelo

If you have read Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons or have seen its movie adaptation, you will be familiar with the majestic circular castle, known as Castel Sant Angelo. Yes, this same hide out of the Hassassin and said to be the last church of the Illuminati. Castel Sant Angelo or the Mausoleum of Hadrian is the magnificent circular castle along the banks of the Tiber River and is Rome’s famous landmarks. Built in the earlier years of the second century, it was commissioned to be the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian and his family. It is also the final resting place of the subsequent Roman emperors the last emperor interred was Caracalla in the third century. What we see today is the product of numerous renovations throughout the course of history. It was originally built as a beautifully decorated cylinder with a top garden and a golden quadriga. During the […]