Inside Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome

A tour inside Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy gives visitors the clear understanding that this structure was used as a fortress, a residence, and as a prison.  A passageway tall and wide enough to accommodate a horse-drawn wagon spirals from ground level to the top of Castel Sant’Angelo, allowing munitions and supplies to be brought to the upper levels.  Some individual cells in the structure lent themselves to defense of Castel Sant’Angelo while other cells were more suited to penal purposes.

Spiral Passageway in Castel Sant'Angelo

Spiral Passageway in Castel Sant’Angelo

SOURCE:  Spiral Passageway in Castel Sant’Angelo (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Courtyard in Castel Sant'Angelo

Courtyard in Castel Sant’Angelo

SOURCE:  Courtyard in Castel Sant’Angelo (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Munitions and Tools in Castel Sant'Angelo

Munitions and Tools in Castel Sant’Angelo

SOURCE:  Munitions and Tools in Castel Sant’Angelo (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Guardhouse in Castel Sant'Angelo

Guardhouse in Castel Sant’Angelo

SOURCE:  Guardhouse in Castel Sant’Angelo (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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