Castel St. Angelo
The Catell Sant´Angelo was the retreat castle of the Popes. Like so much in Rome also it is built on historical ground. It stands on the mausoleum of emperor Hadrians.
After a legend 590 at Christmas eve appeared, on the high point of the plague wave at that time, Pope Gregor saw the archangel Michael and he putted his sword into the sheath and the plague stopped.
Who will believe?
So that the Pope did not become wet, if he had to flee into the Castell Sant´Angelo, one connected the castle with a considered course with the Vatikan.
As it was right itself for a genuine Pope, naturally also torture chambers in the cellar and splendor halls were in the castle present.