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The cylindrical 19-century-old Castel Sant'Angelo is one of Rome's most striking landmarks and has an intriguing history.
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The 5-story building has an interesting design, inside and out. For instance, you can walk up a long, spiraling indoor ramp that abuts the circular outer wall.
They were luxuriantly decorated during the Renaissance.
High-profile political prisoners were incarcerated (and sometimes tortured and executed) during the Castel Sant'Angelo's papal period.
Ancient tools of war including armor and weaponry are on display.
Enjoy a panoramic view of Rome and the Tiber River. There's a small cafe for food, drink and relaxing.
Be there in the morning when the venue opens. As a bonus, the low-angled sunlight will enhance your photos.
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