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Castel Sant’Angelo​

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Castel Sant'ANGELO: da tomba a fortezza

Castel Sant'Angelo Tour

In sintesi

È difficile non accorgersi dell’angelo che si trova in cima a questo mastodontico edificio. Basta affacciarsi da un balcone della città o guardare fuori dalle finestre dei Musei Vaticani per notarlo e riconoscerlo: “Castel Sant’Angelo!”.

Ma cos’era veramente questo castello e a cosa serviva? Chi l’ha costruito? In questo tour di Castel Sant’Angelo troverete tutte le risposte che cercate!

Avreste mai creduto che prima di essere un Castello per i Papi era stato….una tomba?? Venite a scoprite tutti i segreti del sepolcro del più affascinante degli imperatori romani, Publio Elio Adriano.
Filosofo, scultore, architetto e pittore, l’imperatore Adriano scelse la riva destra del Tevere come collocazione di un mausoleo che avrebbe ospitato le sue spoglie e quelle della sua famiglia.
Durante il tour di Castel Sant’Angelo vi godrete il racconto delle nostre guide sulla sua incredibile vita passata a viaggiare (circa 12 anni dei 21 di impero passati a esplorare le Provincie romane) fino all’ultimo dei suoi viaggi, quello nell’aldilà.

Da Tomba a Fortezza con i Papi.

La storia di questo incantevole edificio non finisce qui: l’imponente mausoleo fu in seguito inserito nel sistema di fortificazioni romane, poi abbandonato e quindi riutilizzato dai Papi i quali, dopo averlo dedicato all’arcangelo Michele nel VII secolo, lo trasformarono in una strategica fortezza.
Nel nostro tour capirete perché lungo tutta la storia di Roma fu presto chiaro che chiunque avesse trovato riparo nel mausoleo/fortezza era salvo!
Ma le sue funzioni svariate funzioni nel corso dei secoli non finiscono qui: nel Medioevo il castello comincia ad essere utilizzato anche come prigione e continuerà ad esserlo fino al 1870.

Scoprite i segni delle tante famiglie che lo occuparono, cambiarono, comprarono finché 1277 non tornò nuovamente nelle mani dei Papi, in particolare di Niccolò III.

Le nostre guide vi racconteranno come il Pontefice decise di legare per sempre la fortezza ai Palazzi Vaticani costruendo il famoso “passetto”.

Si tratta di un corridoio pensile tutt’ora esistente che corre sulle mura costruite da Papa Leone IV; la sua funzione era semplice: nel caso di attacco i Papi potevano usarlo come via di fuga rapida e scappare dagli appartamenti alla fortezza.
Lasciatevi coinvolgere dalle nostre guide autorizzate ed esperte della storia del Vaticano e di Roma che durante il tour di Castel Sant’Angelo vi racconteranno le famose storie delle “fughe” come quella Clemente VII nel 1527 durante il sacco di Roma!

La visita percorrerà tutte le intriganti fasi di questo importante monumento romano, da quando era soltanto una tomba a quando si è trasformato nell’elegante castello/fortezza dei Papi riempiendosi di dipinti e diventando una lussuosa dimora da usare durante le emergenze.

Il tour di Castel Sant’Angelo non sarà dunque soltanto dedicato al castello in sé ma attraverserà tutta la storia di Roma e alcune delle più importanti tappe artistiche della città papalina.

Ammirerete bellissimi affreschi realizzati dagli allievi di Raffaello e da alcuni dei più importanti pittori manieristi romani e vi sembrerà di essere passati improvvisamente da una prigione a una palazzo reale.
Una visita da non perdere!

  • La tua guida è locale, AUTORIZZATA e specializzata in storia romana.
  • Un tour perfetto per i tuoi bambini e per tutta la famiglia!
  • Castel S. Angelo è a pochi minuti dalla Basilica di S. Pietro e dai Musei Vaticani, è un tour perfetto da abbinare ad un Tour dei Musei Vaticani!
  • BIGLIETTI: Il biglietto d'ingresso NON è compreso nel prezzo della guida.
    Costo dei biglietti: 10€ adulti; Ridotto 5€ (under 18).

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