Atop Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome

Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy is in remarkably good repair considering that it is over 1800 years old.  The fact that the structure has been in nearly constant use since it was built undoubtedly has contributed to its preservation.

From the upper battlements, visitors to Castel Sant’Angelo enjoy a panoramic view of the Eternal City.  Looking southeast, one can see the broad dome of the Pantheon, the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, and the domes of several Roman churches.  Among those domes is the somewhat octagonal dome of Chiesa del Gesù, directly in front of the Victor Emmanuel Monument.  Also seen are the domes of San Salvatore in Lauro just to the left of the dome of Sant’Agnese in Agone in the Piazza Navona.  Further to the right are the domes of Santa’Andrea della Valle and San Carlo ai Catinari.

Directly west of Castel Sant’Angelo stands Saint Peter’s Basilica in the State of the Vatican City.

Tower of Castel Sant'Angelo

Tower of Castel Sant’Angelo

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

Atop Castel Sant'Angelo

Atop Castel Sant’Angelo

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

View to the Southeast of Castel Sant'Angelo

View to the Southeast of Castel Sant’Angelo

SOURCE:  View to the Southeast of Castel Sant’Angelo (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

View of Saint Peter's Basilica

View of Saint Peter’s Basilica

SOURCE:  View of Saint Peter’s Basilica (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 12 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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