Passetto Di Borgo, Borghetto

Passetto Di Borgo, Borghetto - Address

Address: Viale G. Ceccarelli Ceccarius, 00193 Roma, Italy

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About Passetto Di Borgo, Borghetto

The Passetto di Borgo, or simply Passetto, is an elevated passage that links the Vatican City with the Castel Sant'Angelo. It is an approximately 800 metres (2,600 ft) long corridor, located in the rione of Borgo. It was erected in 1277 by Pope Nicholas III, but parts of the wall were built by Totila during the Gothic War. On several occasions it served as an escape route for Popes in danger. Pope Alexander VI crossed it in 1494, when Charles VIII invaded the city and the pope's life was in peril. Clement VII escaped to safety through this passage during the Sack of Rome in 1527, when troops of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, massacred almost the entire Swiss Guard on the steps of St Peter's Basilica.


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  • Interesting historical concept including the Castel Sant'Angelo and the Vatican. It's extremely intriguing how the symbol of the papacy, the crossed keys, can be seen inside the castle.

  • Historical Gem, sadly you can not visit it :(

  • nice view

  • Il Passetto di Borgo è un passaggio sopraelevato che collega il Vaticano a Castel Sant'Angelo.C'è da un infinita di tempo,ma non tutti sanno della sua esistenza.È lungo un poco meno di un chilometro ed è possibile percorrerlo solamente dopo essersi prenotati. secondo me vale appena di provare questa emozione..almeno una volta....consigliato

  • A tal passagem entre o Vaticano e o Castelo! Alguém me contou que seria para o Papa passar em caso de invasão da Cidade do Vaticano. Acho que vale muito a pena fazer o percurso por baixo para ver cada bocado de construção.

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