Gates in Rome

Porta San Sebastiano

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Porta San Sebastiano is the modern name for the ancient Porta Appia, a gate in the Aurelian Wall of Rome, through which the Via Appia, now the via di Porta San Sebastiano at that location, left the city in a southeastern direction. The gate, a brick structure with turrets, still stands and has been restored to good condition. Modern traffic flows around and under it.

Arch of Drusus

Шаблон:Splitsection Porta San Sebastiano incorporatesШаблон:Fact the so-called Arch of Drusus (or Arco di Druso), a marble decorated arch of the Aqua Antoniniana aqueduct over the Via Appia, wrongly identified with the arch said by the sources to have been erected on the death of Nero Claudius Drusus (the father of Claudius) in 9 BC. Its actual history is uncertain, but it could have been absorbed during the construction of the wall as the new Porta Appia (or "Porta San Sebastiano"). It is also possible that this same arch is the arch reported the medieval sources under the name of arcus recordatiionis.

Other 'arches of Drusus'

  1. built in honour of Julius Caesar Drusus (son of Tiberius) in the Forum Augustus in 18, in association with an arch in honor of Germanicus
  2. to Julius Caesar Drusus, perhaps raised after his death either in 23 or 30, this time against the Rostrum in the Roman Forum, in association with an arch dedicated to Tiberius - purely hypothetical.
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Antonio M ♠
21 August 2014
Benvenuti alla porta più a sud di Roma antica! Da qui potevate prendere la via Appia e arrivare fino a Brindisi, porto principale per le merci del mediterraneo orientale :)
Albarico
1 September 2011
"Il giorno ideale per passeggiare qui è la domenica sostanzialmente perché dopo le undici minuto più, minuto meno, la strada viene chiusa al traffico e diventa una gradevole passeggiata pedonale."
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