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Museo delle Mura

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Address: Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 18, 00179 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 0608
09:00 - 13:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 13:30

The Museum is situated inside the S. Sebastiano Gate of the Aurelian Walls...

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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Great small museum

This free museum makes a great start to a walk along Appia Antica. It doesn't take too much time and from the viewpoint on top you can see some of the places of interest along... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This free museum makes a great start to a walk along Appia Antica. It doesn't take too much time and from the viewpoint on top you can see some of the places of interest along the Via Appia Antica. You can also take a short walk along the walls. It isn't a destination of itself, but you should visit if... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This little known museum was amazing. It actually takes you into the guard tower and along the top of the Roman wall. If you climb to the very top, you can see all of Rome and the Appian Way. It is a quick visit, an hour out of your day but well worth it for history buffs. Be warned though... More 

Thank Lori S
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We stumbled on this free museum whilst walking out from Rome. We entered and were blown away by the displays and the fact that we could walk a long way inside the walls and experience the size and construction of the ancient Aurelian Walls. An excellent opportunity away from the crowds to experience something unique.

Thank Elizabeth N
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

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... More 

3 Thank tcrnlje
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

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... More 

2 Thank Amy D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

This Museum is not on the frequently traveled list and our hotel actually had to look it up as they were unaware of it! That said you could walk from the Colosseum area or take the metro to San Giovanni In Laterano and bus 218 leaves from right across the street from the church. The bus stops near the museum... More 

2 Thank larkenRidgefield_CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

We walked down from the Coloseum and it took about 30 minutes, unfortunately the museum closes at two and the last admission is at one, whether this is all year or just in the quiet season I don't know. However to see the outer walls and the remain of the earlier one was worth the walk. On the way you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the wall. We were there on a Sunday - and they were having a jazz church service in one of the turrets. We joined in and enjoyed. The history of the wall was interesting. Hadn't realized it is the 2nd largest still existing wall - largest being the Great Wall in China.

Thank Diane K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

My wife and I visited the museum on our second trip to Rome. There were several positives. First, it was nice to be up on the walls; you see the Aurelian Walls at many points around the city, so being atop them is interesting. Second, the location (all the displays are inside the San Sebastián gate) is very promising. The... More 

1 Thank Andrew G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

The museum was really interesting with lots of information about the building of the walls and fortifications as well as information about the different types of gates and defenses. Inside you can also purchase tickets for the Tomb of the Scipios and for the Columbarium of Pomponius Hylas. Both of those are awesome and totally worth the money!

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