St. Angelo Bridge
St. Angelo Bridge
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Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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  • Jamie J
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Beautiful Bridge in Rome!
    This was our highlight in Rome. It connects the Vatican City with a wonderful street full of antique shops and quaint little restaurants. We must have crossed it 10 times and you must visit in the evening too, very special!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 February 2024
  • Herbert C
    1,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Angelic bridge
    Spanning the River Tiber from the city centre to the towering Castel Sant'Angelo, the Ponte Sant'Angelo is an ancient bridge built by Emperor Hadrian in AD 134. Aptly translated to the Bridge of Angels in English, this stone-arch bridge is watched over by the statues of the apostles St Paul and St Peter, and 10 beautiful white marble angels designed by the famous Italian sculptor, Bernini. This pedestrianised bridge provides a picturesque view of the River Tiber and Castel Sant'Angelo, perfect not just for photo opportunities, but a rejuvenating romantic stroll. It's hard to believe that this bridge was once used as the site to display executed bodies during the post-medieval era!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,429 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful bridge crossing the Tiber to Castle Sant' Angelo
    St. Angelo Bridge (Ponte Sant' Angelo) is an ancient stone bridge linking the city centre to Castle Sant' Angelo and easily one of the most beautiful in Rome. It was originally built during the time of Emperor Hadrian and includes 5 arches, each around 18 metres in length. The bridge is features five arches and large statues of St. Peter and St. Paul on the both ends. These date back to the 16th-century while with 10 angelic statues that line the bridge are the works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1688). The bridge is beautiful on its own and offers nice views of the castle and Tiber River for which it spans.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 March 2024
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most photogenic bridge in Rome.
    Sant'Angelo is the most photogenic bridge in Rome and because of the angels on it and the castle itself, forming a harmonious composition with the bridge. Although the bridge itself was built in 134 under Emperor Hadrian of the 14th century, it dispensed with statues. The first statues on the bridge were installed in 1535 under Clement VII. These were the apostles Peter and Paul, 4 evangelists and 4 patriarchs (Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses). A century and a half later, in 1669, Bernini, on behalf of Pope Clement IX, proposed a different design of the bridge: the evangelists and patriarchs were replaced by 10 angels with instruments of the passion of Christ. Two statues were carved by Bernini himself, the rest by his students. However, the statues seemed immediately valuable and they were not put on the bridge. In 1729, both statues of Bernini were donated by his heirs to the church of Sant'Andrea Delle Fratte, where, by the way, Bernini's rival Borromini worked. Copies were installed on the bridge, one of which, an Angel with a cartouche, was made by Bernini himself.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 May 2024
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vessels4
Dallas, TX173 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This bridge has always been one of ky favorite places in Rome. When I visited this year it was so tough - my heart hurt while showing this to my kids.

The bridge and surrounding spaces are covered by illegal street vendors. They are very pushy. Just say “no thank you” and love forward.

We took the boys a second time at 6:45am. It was perfect. The light, the weather, and total amount of people were perfect. No street vendors this early in the morning.
Written 4 June 2024
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Sant'Angelo is the most photogenic bridge in Rome and because of the angels on it and the castle itself, forming a harmonious composition with the bridge. Although the bridge itself was built in 134 under Emperor Hadrian of the 14th century, it dispensed with statues. The first statues on the bridge were installed in 1535 under Clement VII. These were the apostles Peter and Paul, 4 evangelists and 4 patriarchs (Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses). A century and a half later, in 1669, Bernini, on behalf of Pope Clement IX, proposed a different design of the bridge: the evangelists and patriarchs were replaced by 10 angels with instruments of the passion of Christ. Two statues were carved by Bernini himself, the rest by his students. However, the statues seemed immediately valuable and they were not put on the bridge. In 1729, both statues of Bernini were donated by his heirs to the church of Sant'Andrea Delle Fratte, where, by the way, Bernini's rival Borromini worked. Copies were installed on the bridge, one of which, an Angel with a cartouche, was made by Bernini himself.
Written 23 May 2024
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Small Ewan
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Stunning bridge. It really made me stop and think. I would visit this bridge again. A really wonderful bridge connecting so much.
Written 22 May 2024
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Waddler
York, UK11,535 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Well worth checking out for the views of the castel and the angel decoration on the bridge.

Touristy of course, with various vendors selling wares and folks dressed up as Romans overcharging tourists for a photo.
Written 2 April 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
St. Angelo Bridge (Ponte Sant' Angelo) is an ancient stone bridge linking the city centre to Castle Sant' Angelo and easily one of the most beautiful in Rome. It was originally built during the time of Emperor Hadrian and includes 5 arches, each around 18 metres in length.

The bridge is features five arches and large statues of St. Peter and St. Paul on the both ends. These date back to the 16th-century while with 10 angelic statues that line the bridge are the works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1688). The bridge is beautiful on its own and offers nice views of the castle and Tiber River for which it spans.
Written 23 March 2024
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Herbert C
1,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Spanning the River Tiber from the city centre to the towering Castel Sant'Angelo, the Ponte Sant'Angelo is an ancient bridge built by Emperor Hadrian in AD 134. Aptly translated to the Bridge of Angels in English, this stone-arch bridge is watched over by the statues of the apostles St Paul and St Peter, and 10 beautiful white marble angels designed by the famous Italian sculptor, Bernini. This pedestrianised bridge provides a picturesque view of the River Tiber and Castel Sant'Angelo, perfect not just for photo opportunities, but a rejuvenating romantic stroll. It's hard to believe that this bridge was once used as the site to display executed bodies during the post-medieval era!
Written 20 March 2024
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Jamie J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This was our highlight in Rome. It connects the Vatican City with a wonderful street full of antique shops and quaint little restaurants. We must have crossed it 10 times and you must visit in the evening too, very special!
Written 6 February 2024
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nico
Rome, Italy74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
pretty prettyyyyy just very pretty, again the morning air and light makes the view even prettier and it’s just great overall, i still need to make my morning walks happen there like in the la grande bellezza film
Written 20 November 2023
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Ken T
Glen Oaks, NY902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Crossing the Tiber River and leading into Castel Sant'Angelo. This is a beautiful and lovely bridge just before Castle with views of The Vatican in the background.
Written 1 October 2023
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Another nice bridge spanning the Tiber River but this one is old as it dates back to 134AD. It was originally built by Emperor Hadrian to lead to his mausoleum , nowadays the Castle St Angelo. At 135m long it is a Roman relic faced with marble & with 5 arches it is solely a pedestrian crossing today.
Written 30 July 2023
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