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Porta San Sebastiano

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Porta San Sebastiano

51 Reviews
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Via di Porta S. Sebastiano, 18, 00179 Rome Italy
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dapper777 wrote a review Nov 2020
Monaco24,497 contributions2,474 helpful votes
We had decided to go on a bicycle tour on the Via Appia Antica. On the way back we decided to stop to take pictures and visit Porta San Sebastiano. It is a magical place because you can walk on the Aurelian walls and when you are there you have the traffic of Rome on one side and the silence of the ancient Appian Way on the other. The walls are extremely well preserved and easy to visit. Located in one of the most beautiful, evocative and rich in history areas in Rome, it is a place that can be visited for free. Do not miss the little adjoining mueum of the Walls where it is possible to understand the evolution of the site from the time of ancient Rome to today. Very interesting.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Manuela L wrote a review Jul 2020
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,110 contributions2,778 helpful votes
This Porta is located on the Aurelian Walls and is an ancient medieval castle and till 1990 a museum to visit; it was the first city access by Via Appia, the first road in Rome, and the first name of the fortress was "Appia"; Often renoved, and in the second World War it housed a secretary of the facist Ettore Mutti, he remained there until 1943; After the War it was reoppened to the public, and the city create a real museum, nowaday it's Museo delle Mura
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Francesco F wrote a review Feb 2020
Rome, Italy189 contributions104 helpful votes
Porta San Sebastiano is one of the gates that are part of the Aurelian walls, to defend the city. You can visit it for free, inside there is a small museum, but above all you can walk along the walls themselves and from the terraces you can admire Rome both towards the part within the walls and outside. The door is majestic and gives the idea of the empire that was. To be included in visits.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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SuperTed19 wrote a review Jun 2019
Madison, Wisconsin612 contributions272 helpful votes
As gates go, this one is impressive in large part because it is still here. There have been many repairs and modifications over the years, but doesn’t that describe a lot of what makes Rome unique? ;-)
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Date of experience: May 2019
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phat_dawg_21 wrote a review May 2019
Alpharetta, Georgia9,506 contributions554 helpful votes
We chose this as our starting point for a walk along the Via Appia. The old roman gate has been modified many times over the centuries, and what you see today is mostly from the mid 1750’s. The original form of the gate was twin arches, with a travertine facade and two semicircular towers flanking them. Staircases ran up to the two floors above; these stairs were eventually walled in. At present three blocks of travertine, the remains of the original arches which were subsequently closed in, are visible on the internal facade of the gate, next to the entrance to the Museum of the Walls. This is a great place to start a tour of the wall or a walk along Via Appia.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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