This bridge has been around since 134 AD, completed by the Roman emperor, Hadrian. Sandwiched between Castel Sant’Angelo and Lungotevere Tor di Nona, it’s my favorite bridge in Rome. It is a pedestrian bridge, spanning the Tiber river, and it boasts ten angel statues, all different, and all beautiful. Definitely take your time to inspect each angel, since they are all so unique and interesting. (My favorite is the Angel with the Nails).
The bridge, apart from being stunning in its own right, offers a great view of Castel Sant’Angelo, and of south Rome. Whether you stop by at night or day, you will surely appreciate the views. Not to mention, it’s a great spot for a picnic, a photo shoot, or a romantic walk.
When visiting Ponte Sant’Angelo, you can also get some souvenir shopping done: there are a bunch of gift stands set up on the Castel Sant’Angelo side of the bridge. And since the bridge is not smack in the middle of Rome, and isn’t high on the ‘must-see’ lists of the city, it is never very crowded. All of these factors make for a comfortable sight-seeing and souvenir shopping experience!
Ponte Sant’Angelo | Art & culture, Relaxing
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