Roman Walls
Roman Walls
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Built in the 6th century BC to repel invaders, a small portion of this wall remains today next to the entrance of the Termini station.
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Neighbourhood: Tuscolano
How to get there
  • Lodi • 3 min walk
  • Re di Roma • 8 min walk
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Jamez
Dayton, OH48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
There are longer walls in China and higher walls in Constantinople but these walls, well these walls speak to you of great men and gathering danger. Although there are many modern automobile-widened gates there are also many long stretches of quiet, grassy, and private areas in which to contemplate the effort required to breach these imposing walls. Do yourself a favor and spend some quality time with these walls.
Written 11 October 2019
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
Walking the streets of Rome, we saw sections of decaying walls. They are a reminder of the past greatness of the city and its peoples, and also of the wars and hostile environment they lived through.
Written 1 September 2019
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,656 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
These ancient walls centrally located near the train station are a very neat remnant of ancient Rome!
Written 4 July 2019
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
If you are walking down Via di San Teodoro toward The Circus Maximus, you can’t miss The Servian Wall on your left. It is credited with probably the most significant of Ancient Roman Kings, during The Etruscan Dynasty, Servius Tullius in 550 BC. As you look at the outline of the Servian Wall on a map, you can see it perfectly enclosed the seven hills of Ancient Rome. (Very impressive). It seems that archeological evidence places some doubt about the time of a huge sacking of Rome by the Gauls, 390 BC or 550 BC. Either way, it would seem likely that The Servian Wall was built as a defensive response to this huge embarrassing defeat and The Ancient Romans decided: We have to devote everything we have to building an invincible army.
Written 26 June 2019
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
While in Rome I walked around the city as I had lots of time, and I went to visit the Roman walls, which consist of several parts of an ancient wall which is now in ruin.
Rome has a glorious past, but I wonder what the ancient would say of what it has become. It was interesting enough though to take a look at how meticulously placed bricks were, especially given the lack of technology in the past. Overall interesting, but if you do not have much time not worth going off the beaten path.
Written 9 June 2019
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Paul R
Wellingborough, UK773 contributions
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May 2019 • Solo
In my experience, the old city walls get little more than a passing reference in guide books and tourist literature, yet they are an extremely attractive and impressive feature of the city, existing in some places as picturesque fragments or isolated, fortified gatehouses but in other parts as quite extensive, intact stretches of tall, thick terracotta rampart.
I walked from the lovely Porta St.Paolo (augmented by the gleaming, white-stone 'Piramide' which, despite appearance, predates the walls themselves). The port is adjacent to some relatively small, crumbling but pretty stretches of castellated wall, set amongst lush stands of cypress and umbrella pine. I then walked around as far as the larger and more imposing Porta St. Sebastiano, before taking the Appian Way out of the city.
It was an extremely pleasant walk. In places the wall is formidably high and thick, whilst the road that curves around the base is relatively quiet and lined with grass and shady trees, which contrast beautifully with the warm terracotta of the walls. It does intersect some busy roads, where the wall has been added to in modern times, in the shape of bridges and arches in keeping with the original building style, but most of the route I walked has the tranquil feeling of a sort of elongated park and it's no surprise to find that locals use it to jog, cycle or walk their dogs.
One of the best things I've done in Rome and definitely deserving of more publicity.
Written 4 June 2019
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globetrottingYankee
637 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
One has to venture to the neighborhoods to see and feel the expanse of the Roman fortification. Very thick well built wall way back from the 1st century BC.
Written 1 May 2019
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Army_Dude
Stavanger, Norway278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
The great thing about the walls is they are everywhere. We noticed them prominently when we visited Villa Borghese and St. Paul's Cathedral, but they are definitely elsewhere. I now wish we would have visited a museum or seen more of the entrances, as these served more of a backdrop to the city than anything else.
Written 3 February 2019
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Roman walls can be seen throughout the city. These ancient walls were originally defensive boundary walls and sections of them are still standing and well preserved. Often overlooked by tourists, they are a feature of Rome's ancient architecture.
Written 27 November 2018
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
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Sept 2018 • Couples
Reminders are everywhere; Roman walls, baths, gates, or adaptations incorporating walls into churches, and many other reminders that the past is still speaking. We come to listen. "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears." And so we do.

Along our journeys, it was impossible to not be very aware of these Roman reminders. At almost every turn, there is yet one more glimpse into the past. Be they Servian, Aurelian, Hadrian, or any other powerful Roman leader's walls, these have withstood the test of time and continue to stand as reminders that even the most mighty can fall.

But we're on vacation and, if we can find a wall, we are happy campers. Rome is unique. The walls are part of Rome's DNA.
Written 21 October 2018
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