Originally commissioned around 130 AD by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for his family, Castel Sant'Angelo is now open for public exploration.
The castle houses not only a fine collection of Renaissance ceramics, paintings, and Roman antiquities but, most importantly, the tomb of Emperor Hadrian himself. Over the years this building has been converted many times, from mausoleum to fortress to castle and now to museum. It even had a stint as a prison. Come and see for yourself how this building has evolved in the face of time.
San Francesco d'Assisi a Ripa is a church dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, located in the piazza... Read more