Strating from Piazza San Bernardo, proceeding through Fontana del Mosè, Via Veneto and Villa Borghese (one of the most fascinating and suggestive park of Rome and ancient residence of one of the most famous roman family, Borghesis's), we will reach Castel S. Angelo.
The building had been builted up between 117 and 138 a.C by architect Demetriano as mauseleum of the family of emperor Adriano. Because of its strategical position the mausoleum has been deeply trasformed during the centuries, since 1277 a.C. when it became own of Vaticano, that adapted it as a prison and linked it to Vatican State with a big wall also known as "passetto" (a small alley).
As regards the etymology of the name, the building was named Castel S. Angelo because of and ancient christian legend that deals with the apparition of an angel that put in order the sword that Pope Gregorio Magno used during the plague. We will reach, at last, Piazza San Pietro to receive the benediction of Pope.
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