The Passetta di Borgo

Lungotevere Castello 50. (Open Map)


The Passetto di Borgo, or er Corridore (the passageway), is an elevated and fortified passage that links the Vatican City with the Castel Sant'Angelo. It is approximately 800 m long, located in the rione of Borgo. 

It was erected in 1277 by Pope Nicholas III. On several occasions it served as an escape route for Popes in danger.