Rome, with all of its famous artworks and historical sites, is one of those cities that is best experienced when sharing with others (and not alone). Our daughter, Madonna, and her husband Josh, have joined us for an event full week. Today, we visited Castle St. Angelo, the Spanish Steps, and the Shelly/Keats house.
Madonna and Josh enjoying the view from near the top of the Castle.
Castle St. Angelo was originally designed to be the tomb of Emperor Hadrian. Later, it was transformed into a fort for the protection of Popes. This is the famous passage way between the Vatican and the Castle on which Popes would be spirited at times when the Vatican was under siege.
This room was originally the actual tomb location for Emperor Hadrian. Later on, it became the treasury.
The sunshine on top of the Castle was thoroughly enjoyable.
Once the Castle was transformed into a fort, various Popes added to the defensive fortifications.