National Geographic : 1934 Aug
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THE STORY OF CASTEL SANT' ANGELO IS THAT OF ROME IN THE MIDDLE AGES Overlooking the Tiber, the round structure, only a skeleton of its former grandeur, was a tomb for some of Rome's most august emperors, a garrison for her defenders against the Goths, and a former stronghold of the Popes. The huge dome of St. Peter's looms against the sky. © National Geographic Society Natural Color Photographs by Hans Hildenbrand ROME'S LEGIONS TRAMPED BY SUCH FLOWERED GATEWAYS For the first 65 miles, the Appian Way, built of lava slabs more than 20 centuries ago, runs straight as a taut string. To-day, crumbling tombs of famous heroes and old aqueducts stand in vivid contrast to modern farmhouses. The road originally connected Rome with Capua, but later was extended to Brindisi.