"Unique for Its Walls" Aurelian Walls Tip by mrclay2000
Aurelian Walls, Rome: 29 reviews and 51 photos
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
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