"Piazza di Ponte, Sant'Angelo, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Wednesday 9th November 2011
Centuries ago this square was a place of executions of the Castel Sant'Angelo prisoners; among the most famous figures who lost their lives here were Beatrice Cenci and her family members in 1599.
One side of the square was occupied by Palazzo Altoviti, here was a famous loggia from which in 19th century the honorable guests could see the famous fireworks of Castel S.Angelo.
In general, thanks to its geographical position and the number of streets going from it in different directions of the city the Piazza di Ponte was the most important and central road junction of old Rome.
Piazza di Ponte
Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo (Between Lungotevere Tor di Nona and Via dei Coronari)
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zona: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)
Piazza di Ponte is Shown By "Map D Zone" As "40"
Subway: Spagna (1.0 km NE - 10-15 minutes on foot)/Flaminio (1.0 km N)/Barberini (1.2 km E)/Lepanto (1.1 km NW), Metro A
Bus lines: 492, 70, 628, 81, 116 or 70 - 81 - 87 - 186 - 492 - 628
Telephone: 389 1533055