Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome

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RIBApix ref no RIBA10196
Artist/PhotographerPiranesi, Giovanni Battista (1720-1778)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1754
Image Date1754
ViewTopographical
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceSB100/1(30)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, 1754), pl. 30 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, castles, mausoleums