Porta San Sebastiano
Porta San Sebastiano
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Originally known as Porta Appia built in 275 AD, this large keystone arch was renovated by various emperors and popes over the centuries, and today is considered one of the finest preserved of Rome’s gateways.
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dapper777
Monaco64,513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
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.
Written 16 November 2020
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Scott8147
The Villages, FL3,475 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
Originally known as the Porto Appia - because it was the gate where you exited the city and started down the Appian Way. The gate is now contained within a section of the Aurelian Walls which were built in the 3rd century. It also now houses the Museum of the Walls - a small museum that's worth it for no other reason than you can go out and walk along the walls.
Written 16 November 2013
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Shirley J
Dublin, Ireland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2013 • Friends
We took a cab from the centre to the Porta San Sebastiano, with the intention of cycling on the Appian way, which is closed to (most) traffic on Sundays and found this ancient gate amidst beautiful trees and greenery, very peaceful, quiet and atmospheric. There is a small museum within the gate, with very helpful curators anxious to tell everything about the location. There were only one or two other tourists about, which was very pleasant. You can go up on top of the wall for wonderful views, but it was searingly hot up there.
Written 10 August 2013
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Francesco F
Rome, Italy231 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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.
Written 22 February 2020
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy33,105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
The Porta San Sebastian is a massive gate in the Aurelian Walls (which are particularly well preserved in this area). Amazing to see how Rome was (and had to be) protected after the empire began to fall apart, what an engineering feat. Just behind it is the Arch of Drusus, part of the ancient aqueduct system (clearly visible on the side), as well as a stretch of the original ancient road.
Written 10 April 2017
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stephenrog
Wales, UK151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Impressive section of the Aurelian Wall and the largest gateway. very good free museum inside the gate towers and a section of the wall you can walk along the views are spectacular.
Written 18 October 2015
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Jesse N
Minnetrista, MN51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Family
At the “end” of the Ancient via Appia Antica. It’s not easy to find the entrance. Go through the big entry gate and it’s around the corner to the left. But, the signage is lacking. Once inside, there are many rooms explaining the history of the gate and the wall. (The wall surrounds Rome). The Ancient Appia Antica is the road that lead from Rome to Capua and this was the grandest city gate to Rome. It’s pretty cool to walk around on top of the wall and look out through the holes. There’s a tower that you can climb to the roof. Nobody else was there at the time we were, so we got out our picnic lunch and ate it up there overlooking the city. A little-known find.
Written 24 July 2015
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Jim413
Littleton, CO124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2014 • Solo
The Museo Della Mura or Museum of the Walls is located within the San Sebastian Gate. The museum is just on the inside of the gate opposite of the Appian Way. At a cost of 5 euro it is a great value where you can learn about the different stages of Rome's walls throughout history. The view from the top of the tower alone is worth the price of admission as you can look out to the south of Rome over the Appian Way.
Written 22 July 2014
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy33,105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A massive and very well preserved gate, part of the Aurelian walls that surround Rome. Inside is a wonderful free museum (Museo delle Mura) where you can walk through the walls and then climb up on one of the towers for a fabulous view.
Written 19 November 2023
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
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
Written 11 July 2020
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