Ponte Sant’Angelo

Ponte Sant'Angelo

This is the Ponte Sant’Angelo leading across the Tiber river to the Castel Sant’Angelo. It was originally called the bridge of St Peters because the pilgrims used it to get to St Peters but when an angel appeared on the roof of the castle to announce the end of the plague, the names of the castle and the bridge were changed. Well you would, wouldn’t you?
Notoriously, and not very angelically, many executions were done in the castle and the heads of the bad guys were hung along the bridge as a warning to others.

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