Passetto

The facetious and secret or prudent Alexander VI Borgia wanted to walk discreetly from the Vatican to the Castel Sant' Angelo. Therefore, he had a passage built along the long wall linking both buildings. It is called the "passetto"... and, if you wish, you can follow the passage with a guide, at certain times of the day.

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Borgo S. - Angelo

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