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30 Jun 2013

Summer in Castel Sant'Angelo

Italy Rome (Italy)

Guided tours and free concerts on summer nights at Castel Sant'Angelo.

 

Castel Sant'Angelo opens its doors in the summer evenings to allow all the visit of this magnificent monument.
The program offers every evening, free guided tours in English, Italian, French and Spanish. You can visit places usually closed:
1. The Passetto, a long walkway of about 800 meters that connects the Castle to the Vatican palaces, built on top of the walls that surrounded the citadel lion.
2. The historical Prison, narrow and dark cells which were used as prisons from the Renaissance until the nineteenth century, where people were segregated as Pope Paul III Farnese.
3. The Stufetta of Clement VII, an architectural gem and decorative in the first half of the sixteenth century, it was the bathroom of the popes, one of the very few examples of Renaissance bathrooms.

In The Courtyard of the Crossbow, there will be free concerts of classical music, opera and jazz.

In the Hall of Columns every day, until at 12pm, you can see the exhibition "Between Heaven and Hell" Discovery and restoration of the Archangel Michael fighting with the devil by Francesco Cozza.

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