By Lewis Wintle-Cook
Warning, contains nudity.
Brilliant day in Rome today at the Castel Sant’Angelo.
Legend has it that in 590 the Archangel Michael appeared here to Pope Gregory to announce the end of the plague (this was before you had an app to inform you of plague ends).
But the castle’s history goes much further back. It was good old Hadrian, him of the long wall, who built it as a mausoleum for himself and his descendants in the first century AD.
This is where Hadrian and the Imperial family were laid to rest.
The sala dell’ Adrianeo
A great day out, with many steps but well worth it for wonderful views of Rome.
This little bear gives Castel Sant’Angelo the paws up.