Castel Sant'Angelo (1890).



Bridge Sant'Angelo at ten and twenty of a hectic morning. As the clock under the Angel, we are in full rush hour, and, even without engines, the traffic is going very slowly. The neighborhood of Prati was born recently and lives already booming housing: wagons and passenger car - capacious trunks on wheels, ancestors of the truck - it will signal close to each other to transport building material over the Tiber. But the bridge is an entrance requirement for the other side and the race vehicle is stopped near the exit. Featured in the photo, the square of the bridge, paved with cobblestones, which in a not too distant past had been the scene of public executions: there was also beheaded Beatrice Cenci.


The balustrade set to define the square towards the river is constructed to create an ideal continuum with the parapets of the bridge. In the distance, the hill of "Monte Mario" is surmounted by the comb of cypress, one of the most famous places poetic Dannunzio. at the foot of the rise lies a vast parade ground for military exercises: the control of the troops, in the days of special holidays civilians, took place there. The interior of the mausoleum of Adriano, at the time, still had the type of prison and barracks.


With General Mariano Borgatti, who first worked on the restoration of the monument began in the '80s tradition of directors with the stars, which constitute today a very controversial issue (vexata quaestio) of the museum. The construction of the mausoleum was completed, after the death of Adriano (138 AD) in 139 AD BY Antonino Pio: at first, then Adriano found buried in another place and specifically to Pozzuoli. This Mausoleum was built by Adriano to house his remains and those of his successors. To pool the tomb with the region of Campo Marzio was built another bridge over the Tiber, the Bridge Elio, who was inaugurated in 134 AD.

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