Walk with us along the roman walls
In 271 d.C. the Alemanni invaded Italy, defeating the Roman army in Piacenza and moving forward Rome. The Emperor Aurelian organized an immediate defense strategy and succeeded in defeating the barbarian troops near Pavia.
The threat of new invasions was becoming more concrete. Rome needed more protection so the Emperor Aurelian realized the longest wall of the ancient world, 19 km of town-walls, which are called the AURELIAN WALLS (MURA AURELIANE).
Having undergone several restorations in different ages, the walls are now in good conditions for most of their layout; The stretch of road is characterized by 350 metres of “Chemin de Ronde”, among 10 sighting towers, the most mighty of which is Porta San Sebastiano, home of the “Museo delle Mura”, with a splendid panoramic terrace overlooking Appia Antica.
✔️ Meet your guide at: MUSEUM OF THE MURE, Via di Porta San Sebastiano 18. 9:00AM.
✔️ Access to: museum and patrol path
✔️ Itinerary: inside museum, outside the path above the Walls.
✔️ End of the tour at: outside museum
✔️ When: every day except Monday. The walkway of the Wall Museum follows the timetables and access conditions of the Museum
✔️ Duration: 2 hours
✔️ Language: it/en
✔️ A minimum of 20 Members is required
✔️ Guided tour
✔️ A qualified guide reserved for members
✔️ Free entrance to the Museum