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mercoledì 20 giugno 2007

The "Passetto"

The Passetto di Borgo, or simply Passetto, is a secret passage, contained in the wall interior, that links the Vatican City with the Castle of Sant' Angelo. (told also by Dan Brown in his Angel & Demon book)
From outside it looks like a wall but inside there is the tunnel, which on several occasions served as an escape route for Popes in danger.
(Pope Alexander VI (Borgia) crossed it in 1494, when Charles VIII invaded the city and the Pontiff's life was in danger.Clement VII (Giulio Dè Medici) escaped to safety through this passage during the Sack of Rome in 1527.)

Il Passetto di Borgo, o semplicemente Passetto ,è un passaggio segreto, contenuto all’ interno del muro che collega la Città del Vaticano con Castell Sant’Angelo (raccontato anche da Dan Brown nel suo libro “Angeli & Demoni”)
Da fuori sembra un muro ma in realtà nasconde il tunnel che in molte occasioni servì come un percorso di fuga per il Papa in pericolo(Papa Alessandro VI (Borgia) l'attraversò nel 1494, quando CarloVIII invase la città e la vita del Pontefice era in pericolo.Clemente VII (Giulio Dè Medici) scappò al sicuro attraverso questo passaggio durante il Sacco di Roma nel 1527.)

5 commenti:

Moi ha detto...

love the lighting , the colours and the textures...here

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) ha detto...

Be-lli-ssi-me le due foto!!!! La magia dei colori e la prospettiva.

circumstance ha detto...

i love it..
in lot lot world history, rome is what i most like..
hope to see more of yours!! especially The Library!!
do comment me...

Lori ha detto...

Rome is just filled with interesting historical and cultural sites. There must be something beautiful to see everywhere you turn! This shot of the curving walls is wonderful. Thanks for showing us a closeup too!

Laurie ha detto...

Impressive and quite a history.

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