Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, during firework display

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RIBApix ref no RIBA18914
Artist/PhotographerLauro, Giacomo (1584-1637)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1624
Image Date1624
ViewTopographical
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.e.276
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Giacomo Lauro. Antiquae urbis splendor (Rome, 1637), pl. 130 NOTES: Castel Sant'Angelo was originally constructed as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian in 135-139 AD. The bridge, built at the same time to connect the mausoleum to the Campus Martius, was named Ponte Elio. When the mausoleum became a castle in 401 AD it was renamed Castel Sant'Angelo and the bridge took the same name.

Subject tags

round buildings, bridges, castles, mausoleums