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Aurelian Walls

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Overview

Title
Aurelian Walls
Author
Vanessa82
Rating
3.20
Year
270 AD
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
60 minutes
Address
13 Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 00179 Rome RM
Hours of operation
9.00am-2.00pm Tuesday to Sunday

Description

The Aurelian Walls (in italian Mura Aureliane), clearly visible from Porta St Sebastian, were built around 270 A.D. by Emperor Aurelian as a defense for the city of Rome. At that time attacks by barbarians were quite frequent and the city was in need of better defense. Originally, the Aurelian walls stretched approximately 19 km while today there are only 12 km remaining. Over the centuries the walls have been frequently renovated but have still maintained their character over the years. Today there is a special "Museo delle Mura" (Walls Museum).

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