- Ponte Sant'Angelo is one of Rome's loveliest and best-known bridges. It is immediately recognisable from the statues of angels and the magnificent view of Hadrian's Mausoleum (more commonly known as Castel Sant'Angelo). The bridge is one of the oldest having been built at the start of the 2nd century on Hadrian's orders to be the main access to his mausoleum; however, it has since been restored and added to. For example, the statues were added during the baroque era by Bernini though sculpted by his pupils. The angels hold the symbols of the Passion; for instance, there is one with a cross, another with a shaft, another with nails and a whip. Note the angel bearing the cartouche and another with the crown of thorns, as they are more modern copies - the original ones by Bernini were transferred to S. Andrea delle Fratte.
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