Leaving Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’
Fountain, the itinerary will continue passing by Via Veneto and Villa
“Borghese”, surname of a family of Italian noble and papal background.
Then we will reach the fortress “Castel Sant’Angelo”, which the original
structure was built between the 117 and 138 A.D. and was commissioned by
the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.
Castel Sant’Angelo, whose name probably is the result of a miraculous
apparition of Archangel St. Michael sheathing his sword as a sign of the
end of the plague of 590 A.D., passed under the Papal State’s property
converting it in a fortress –prison, in a castle and in a refuge for the
Popes: Pope Nicholas III connected the castle to St. Perter’s Basilica
by a covered fortified corridor, a secret passage way called “Passetto
del Borgo”. Ended the visit of the fortress we’ll walk along Via della
Conciliazione – having a wonderful panoramic view of the Basilica of St.
Peter, to reach the square for the Holy Father’s Blessing.
Including transport by de luxe coach, visits as per the schedule
with local guide, entrance fees, lunch (drinks and personal extras
excluded), tour director during the journey. There are are walks so we
suggest to wear comfortable shoes