THE TERRACE, Hotel Raphael, Rome - THE TERRACE - Just steps away from the Piazza Navona, chef Jean-Luc Fruneau reimagines traditional Mediterranean cuisine at the multilevel rooftop garden at the Raphaël Hotel’s restaurant, which faces the Bramante cloister in the church of Santa Maria della Pace. The terrace also overlooks many of the Eternal City’s architectural wonders, from the Pantheon and St. Peter’s Basilica to Castel Sant’Angelo and Giuseppe Sacconi’s 1885 war memorial. (REF)
#ThrowbackThursday Castel Sant'Angelo was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castel was also once the tallest building in Rome.