A varied, detailed guide to the discovery of the archaeological structures of the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the papal apartments, the fortifications.
A guide illustrating the history of the monument through multiple itineraries, to discover the archaeological structures of the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the papal apartments, the fortifications with their various defensive devices. The first part is on the history of the complex, followed by “A visit to the castle”, a section offering multiple reading options: from the visit to the rooms to in-depth information on the artworks they contain, all based on rigorously researched documentary sources. The book also includes illustrated biographies of the personalities connected with the history of the castle, anecdotes and historical curiosities. Appendices include biographical notes on the pontiffs who have stayed at Castel Sant’Angelo, and an indispensable timeline, from 121 BC to 1870, the year in which Rome became the capital of Italy and the history of the castle was changed forever.