Built around 123 A.D. as a tomb for Emperor Hadrian and his family, Castel Sant'Angelo has an unusual destiny in the history and art of the Rome.

While all the other Roman monuments are overwhelmed, reduced to ruins or quarries counting to be recycled into new, modern buildings, the Castle - through an uninterrupted series of developments and transformations that seem to slip into one another seamlessly continuity - goes for nearly two thousand years the fate and history of Rome. From funerary monument to a fortified outpost, from dark and terrible prison wonderful Renaissance that sees active within its walls Michelangelo, from prison to the Risorgimento Museum, Castel Sant'Angelo embodies the solemn Roman spaces, in massive walls, in the sumptuous frescoed rooms, the story of the eternal city where past and present appear inextricably linked