"Unique for Its Walls" Aurelian Walls Tip by mrclay2000

Aurelian Walls, Rome: 29 reviews and 51 photos

  Aurelian Wall near southern city gates
by mrclay2000

Rome is unique among cities its size for its entire encirclement by its original defensive walls. Built by Emperor Aurelian in the 3rd century (not Marcus Aurelius, as is commonly mistaken), the walls retain their original appearance, and though foreign armies have since invested and sacked the capital, the walls did not undergo the fate of those ringing Constantinople. You can head in any one direction -- the walls will eventually limit your progress.

Directions: the walls ring the entire city
Phone: 0030-06-89021630
Website: http://www.museodellemuraroma.it/sede/mura_aureliane

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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