Find your Cheap Bed & Breakfast Borgo, a few steps from Saint Peter's Square in the Vatican City.
Among the many noteworthy things in Borgo, is Ponte Sant'Angelo (Bridge of Hadrian), that was completed in 134 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian to span the Tiber from the city centre to his newly constructed mausoleum, now the imposing Castel Sant'Angelo.The bridge is faced with travertine marble and features three arches.
Many Cheap Bed and Breakfast Borgo are located very close to Ponte Sant'Angelo, that links the Rione Borgo to Ponte.
In times past, pilgrims used this bridge to reach Saint Peter's Basilica, hence it was known also with the name of "bridge of Saint Peter". In the seventh century, under Pope Gregory I, both the castle and the bridge took on the name Sant'Angelo. The statues that currently adorn the bridge was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the seventeenth century, when he was given the task of restoring the bridge and its organisation. However, the actual work with the statues was performed by his pupils.
Nowadays, the access to Ponte Sant'Angelo is limited to pedestrian traffic, and provides a breathless view of the Castel Sant'Angelo.
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