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Porta St Sebastian

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Overview

Title
Porta St Sebastian
Author
Vanessa82
Rating
3.60
Year
275 AD
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
15 minutes
Address
2 Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 00179 Rome RM
Hours of operation
Always

Description

Porta St Sebastian, whose original name was Porta Appia, is the largest door of the Aurelian Walls of Rome. The current name was given due to its proximity to the church of St Sebastian's outside the Walls and the Catacombs of St Sebastian. Originally, when people passed through the door, a small marking would be left to record their journey. Under the influence of Emperor Charles V, the door became a sort of triumphant arch, with statues and decorations that emphasized its magnitude.

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