Snapshot Story

Castel Sant’Angelo in the heart of Rome had lots of sights and history to offer. Our last Snapshot Story discussed the Pope’s escape route leading to the castle. On top of all the winding corridors, chambers, courtyards, and artwork, another intriguing feature was this medieval catapult positioned on the roof. First, it’s impressive this contraption is still intact. But what’s fascinating about most of Europe is how old everything is and the history through which these areas have survived. Dating well over a thousand years old, I’m sure Rome looked a lot different when this catapult was required for defense.