The Sun Shines Everywhere
Thursday, June 8, 2023
In April, the hot Roman sun was shining as Wade and Beth Greene posed with the Alameda Sun near Castel Sant’Angelo and the Ponte Sant’Angelo footbridge across the Tiber River. Castel Sant’Angelo was completed in AD 139 as a round mausoleum for the Roman Emperor Hadrian. During the Middle Ages, the mausoleum found new life as a prison, barracks, and a fortified palace. Hadrian’s tomb was renamed for the vision of an angel reported by Pope Gregory the Great, heralding the end of the plague of 590. In 1277 Castel Sant’Angelo was connected to the Vatican with an elevated corridor, which was used as an escape route from the Vatican by Pope Clement VII and his retinue during the Sack of Rome in 1527. It is now a museum. Sic transit gloria mundi.
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