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Ponte Sant'Angelo

Local name: Ponte Sant'Angelo

St. George's Bridge Angel'sis a beautiful, five-span bridge over the Tiber in the very center of Rome. It leads to Castel Sant'Angelo, the former mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian and was built at the same time, i.e. in 134 AD. His greatest decoration is ten statues of angels designed by Bernini in 1667. Each of them holds in his hands various items related to the Passion. Two figures also show the patrons of Rome, Saint Peter with keys in his hand and Saint Paul with a sword.

Initially, it was the Elius Bridge (Pons Aelius) or the Hadrian Bridge (pons Hadriani). The name was changed during the pontificate of Gregory I, simultaneously with the renaming of the Mausoleum of Hadrian to the Castle of Saint Angel. The current shape of the structure comes mostly from the 17th and 19th centuries, however the central spans are the original remains of Pons Aelius.


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    Ponte Sant'Angelo 00186 Rome , Italy