Passetto di Borgo - Vatican City State / Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 54.197 E 012° 27.465
33T E 289130 N 4642163
Quick Description: In Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, the antagonist uses the Passetto to transport the 4 Cardinals he abducts from the Vatican. They're all escaping from the Vatican to the fortified castle in Rome, Italy.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 5/27/2019 9:49:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM10MFA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
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Long Description:
The Passetto di Borgo, or simply Passetto, is an elevated passage that links the Vatican City with the Castel Sant'Angelo. It is an approximately 800 metres (2,600 ft) long corridor, located in the rione of Borgo.

The Passetto was erected in 1277 by Pope Nicholas III, but parts of the wall were built by Totila during the Gothic War. On two occasions it served as an escape route for Popes in danger.

Pope Alexander VI crossed it in 1494, when Charles VIII invaded the city and the pope's life was in peril.

Clement VII escaped to safety through this passage during the Sack of Rome in 1527, when troops of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, massacred almost the entire Swiss Guard on the steps of St Peter's Basilica.

The Passetto appears in the videogame Assassin's Creed II, whose protagonist Ezio Auditore Da Firenze fights his way along it on the way from the Castle to the Sistine Chapel.

The coordinates are from the Fontana delle Tiare between the Colonnade of Piazza San Pietro and the Passetto di Borgo.

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Short Description: It is an elevated passage that links the Vatican City with the Castel Sant'Angelo.

Book Title: Angels and Demons

First Year Published: 2000

Author's Name: Dan Brown

Name of Waymarked Item: Passetto di Borgo

Location of Item: Vatican City State & Roma, Italy

More Information:
The antagonist uses the Passetto to transport the 4 Cardinals he abducts from the Vatican. They're all escaping from the Vatican to the fortified castle in Rome, Italy. The protagonists Robert Langdon and Vittoria Vetra later used the Passetto as a shortcut to Vatican City.


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