Museo delle Mura
Museo delle Mura
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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The Museum is situated inside the S. Sebastiano Gate of the Aurelian Walls and offers visitors an educational visit which was created in 1990, although the monument has been used in a more or less similar way since much earlier.
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Kulchershok
London43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This is a gem of a museum. The walkway is so atmospheric, running alongside a park with a countryside feel despite being between Ostiense and Tuscolana (it was a pleasant and quiet walk from Ostiense station). The view from the tower is splendid. There was a temporary photographic exhibition about the seawall built after the 2011 tsunami in Japan, which was very good. Best of all, the lady at reception is delightful and helpful, and the museum is free!
Written 10 May 2023
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tcrnlje
London, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
We visited the museum of the walls on our trip out of Rome along the Via Appia. From the bottom of the gatehouse at the entrance it does not look much, and I confess I was not particularly interested in heading up. But my partner wandered in and I followed, and was very glad I did. The museum is quite small but it is free, and gives you information on the walls of Rome from the pre-Aurelian defences. The information panels and models are a little dated but nonetheless quite helpful. What is superb however is that you can walk along inside the walls. Some sections have been restored but in places you can walk on the original Aurelian floor surface! Which was absolutely brilliant. We were alone in our wanderings as I don't think other visitors realised you can do this. It was great to explore each tower, and it's even possible to scramble up to the top of one and look back to the city and out to the south, so you get some great views! So if you're in the area I would say that it's worth popping in here for 10 minutes or so, see and experience the wall because it is something a little bit different!
Written 16 August 2015
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Scott8147
The Villages, FL3,475 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
I really wanted to see this museum and especially this section of the Aurelian Walls. It stands at the San Sebastian gate. We were headed to the Via Appia and got off the bus here. The museum is small and we were admitted for free even though I had understood there was a fee. After seeing the few exhibits, we went out to walk along the walls. These walls were an incredible accomplishment and there are remains in several places around Rome. This is an excellent place to view them though.
Written 16 November 2013
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DionysisD
Paris, France176 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The main asset of the museum is the great views of Rome from the top terrace of the museum. Free entry. Good stop if you are cycling. No need to go there though, just for this museum.

This museum has plenty of stairs.
Written 21 May 2018
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Amy D
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Good thing this museum was free; it had very little to see. The old wall and gate tower were interesting and probably worth stopping in if you happen to be in the area. We, however, made a long trek from central Rome just to see this, which left us a little disappointed.

We also made the mistake of taking the Metro Blue Line down to Piramide, which was a longer walk and difficult to find the museum from that direction. On the way back we chose to go to the Re Di Roma station on the Red Line, which was a much more pleasant walk.
Written 18 June 2015
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permia
Ireland63,188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
There is a good description of the fundamental part the wall defences played in ancient Roman life. The scale of the massive building and engineering works involved in the defensive walls, over many centuries is well presented.

The main display area is on the first floor and its surrounds and vaulted ceiling are impressive. There is an informative graphic of the Aurelian Wall showing the various structures and monuments including aqueducts incorporated into it along its length.

A further stairway leads to the top of the wall on the outside. From here there are panoramic views of the surrounding area
Written 10 March 2014
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Yann
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
If you want to know how scared were the kind Romans of the bad asses barbarians : go there and see by yourself. 😀 also a very nice sightseeing of the land around Roma and of the via Appia antica .
Written 24 December 2019
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1936guadaluper
Long Beach, CA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
I personally enjoy castles and fortifications so it was a dream for me to go. The place has limited hours but is free so make sure you check on Google before you go. It has a small museum but for me the real kicker was being able to walk in the wall and the towers imagining the soldiers fighting off an invading force. Its also nice being in a place that is not so overcrowded.
Written 17 June 2019
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pwargin
Warsaw, Poland32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Entrance is free. There's aircon and a toilet inside. The museum covers both towers of an old city gate and a long passage runing along city wall. There are models of ancient Rome and stages of Aurelian wall construction. Other than that the museum is suprisingly devoid of any information, to the point that I had to take out the phone and visit wikipedia to learn the history of the place, the walls and some architectural details.
Fortifications are my thing so I enjoyed it a lot.
Written 10 June 2019
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WiTraveller608
Madison, WI154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Came across this museum while walking the Appian Way. There’s some informative signage but mostly it’s a great way to walk along the wall’s interior and then visit the top of one of the guard towers for some photo ops.

Maybe a good place to wear out your kids with a few stairs as well.

Good for a half hour if you’re in the neighborhood!
Written 14 October 2018
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