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Museo delle Mura

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The Museum is situated inside the S. Sebastiano Gate of the Aurelian Walls and offers visitors an educational visit which was created in 1990, although the monument has been used in a more or less similar way since much earlier.
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Via di Porta San Sebastiano 18, 00179 Rome, Italy
San Giovanni
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Came across this museum while walking the Appian Way. There’s some informative signage but mostly it’s a great way to walk along the wall’s interior and then visit the top of one of the guard towers for some photo ops. Maybe a good place to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

This museum has short open hours and is closed some days so be sure to check the website before setting out to see it. You can walk along the sidewalk next to the Aurelian Walls on your way to the museum, something we did for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Take a bus or taxi to the museum and a walk on the wall. Good for a morning(Museum only open until 1:00pm)tour and then head to another attraction after lunch. No need to book a guide.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The main asset of the museum is the great views of Rome from the top terrace of the museum. Free entry. Good stop if you are cycling. No need to go there though, just for this museum. This museum has plenty of stairs.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Very easy to get there with bus 118 from piazza Venezia, stop at bottom of Ara Coeli. Free entrance. Closing time 14 (they allow you in max at 13.30). Truly wonderful to walk along the walls (only covered level). Beautiful view from upper tower.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you wish to know details and information about the life of ancient Romans and their defensive systems, then you cannot miss this little musem positioned inside the Aurelian's wall. The entrance is free (but donation are accepted of course and well deserved). In particular,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This out-of-the-way, free-entry museum is a must for those interested in history. It is located within the ancient Aurelian wall in the southern part of Rome. The entrance is directly across the street from the beginning of the Appian Way (we reached it by bus...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is free to enter so well worth a visit. Just check the hours first though as we got there after lunch time and it was shutting soon. My boyfriend and I visited as part of a walk along the Appian Way. You get...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Free entrance. Start of Appian Way. Nice to be able to walk on the walls that you see everywhere in Rome. If you are then going onto the Appian Way for the Catacombs I would suggest that you take the 118 bus from the bus...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We walked down the cobbled road to the Aurelian Walls Museum built into the walls themselves. The Aurelian Walls of Rome encompass most of the old city and are in remarkably good condition. Just before we got to the main gate in the Walls where...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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