History Hiker

The Piazza del Popolo or “People’s Square” originally got its name from the church in the square with a similar name.  Santa Maria del Popolo is located in the northwest corner...

During my trip to Rome, Italy I took a day trip to Nettuno where the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial is located.  I have always been a World War II (WWII)...

The town of Castel Gandolfo is located 15 miles southeast of Rome.  The city is situated in the Alban Hills which overlooks Lake Albano.  I’ve visited the city a few times...

Saint Peter’s Square (Italiano:  Piazza San Pietro) is one of the most visited squares in all of Europe.  Pope Alexander VII wanted to redesign the square and directed Gian Lorenzo Bernini...

My goal in this post is to cover some of the main attractions in and around Castel Sant’Angelo.  The castle is a very large complex with several towers, rooms, and monuments...