Sights

Sights

St. Angel Castle

Castel Sant'Angelo

Hadrian had it built as a mausoleum for himself and his family. In order to have an easy access to this sepulchre from the area of Campo Marzio a bridge was built crossing the Tiber river, the Elio Bridge, which was inaugurated in 134 A.D. The construction of the mausoleum was completed after the death of Hadrian (138 A. D.), in 139 A. D., by Antoninus Pius: immediately after his death Hadrian was buried in another place at Pozzuoli (near Naples).

Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

According to tradition it was founded by the emperor Constantine in 320 using one large chamber of the Sessorian Palace to house the relics brought by his mother Helen from Jerusalem. After the edict of Milan which in 313 declared freedom of worship even to Christians, Rome became the new capital of Christianity.

Basilica de San Pedro, Museos Vaticanos y Capilla Sixtina

Vaticano

La Plaza de San Pedro es un punto esencial para cualquier visitante a Roma, que se sentirá sobrecogido ante la majestuosidad arquitectónica del entorno. El Vaticano es un minúsculo estado independiente enclavado en el corazón de la capital italiana.