After a quick bruschetta at home, we headed off to Castel Sant'Angelo. This grand building was constructed by Hadrian as the mausoleum for him and his family. It has since, however, been used as a prison and a refuge for popes. Unfortunately, 52.50 euros poorer after paying the entrance fee - and declining the extra 25 euros for the audio tour - we left feeling underwhelmed. The view from the fifth level over Rome was quite nice, but we had very little clue as to what we were seeing inside. Every last penny is squeezed from the tourist and little to no information is provided - unless you're prepared to pay for an audio tour or a guide.
|View towards St Peters from Castel Sant'Angelo|
|Looking over Rome from Castel Sant'Angelo|
|The Tiber River|
|Eloise, Brett Jnr, Brett Snr and Sean overlook St Peter's and Rome|
|The top of Castel Sant'Angelo|
|Eloise enjoys lemon gelato at "Old Bridge Gelateria"|