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6. THE WALLS OF ROME

Ever since Rome was founded (753 b. C.), big walls were erected to grant protection. Throughout centuries the walls were modified and enlarged, accordingly to the increasing extension of the city and the potential risk of invasion.
The Tour has been designed to be both an exploration of sites and a cronicle of events.
In order to satisfy all our customers expectations, we offer 2 options for the Tour of the Roman Walls: A.On foot (2h) - B. By car (3h).
 
OPTION A. ON FOOT - The Tour starts on the site of the late Porta (Gate) Capena, from where the Appian Way used to lead out to the south of Italy; it covers the Church of St. John at Porta Latina, the temple of St. John in Oleo, the Latina Gate, the stretch of Aurelianus Wall (3rd century A.D.) linked to the Gate of St. Sebastian, the Museum of the Wall, a walk along the ramparts and on top of the round towers. A visit to the recently reopened Tombs of the Scipios (3rd-1st century b.C.) makes the Tour unforgettable.

DURATION : 2 hours
WHEN : every day
HOW : on foot, with headsets for parties larger than 8 people
MEETING POINT : on the corner of Piazzale Numa Pompilio and Via Druso
MEETING TIME : to be agreed via mail
TOUR RATE: 2 adults € 70 each; 3-4 adults € 50 each; 5-6 adults € 30 each; 7-10 adults € 20; 11-14 adults € 15 each. Children/teens under 18 do not pay for tour
ADMISSION FEES : the Museum of the Walls is free; Tombs of the Scipios (must be booked in advance) 4 a person.
FINAL STOP : Gate of St. Sebastian
GUIDED BY : Max or Marlene
 
OPTION B. BY CAR - By private van/car/limo/bus, after visiting the Gate of St. Sebastian and the Museum of the Walls, you will be driven across Rome to see different sections of the Wall of Aurelianus, including the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, the Castle of St. Angelo, Porta Pia; the Servian Walls (4th b.C.); the Vatican Walls made by Michelangelo; the Walls of the Gianicolo Hill made by Pope Urban VIII. Our guide will give an account, spot by spot, of the sieges that Rome and Vatican underwent in the past centuries: by the Gauls (390 b.C.), by the Visigots (410), by the Vandals (456), by the Goths (546), by the Saracens (846), by the Normands (1084), by the Lands of Charles V (1527), by the Franch (1849) and by the Italians (!) of King Victor Emanuel II (1870).
DURATION : 3.5 hours
WHEN : every day
HOW : by car or limo or minibus, with headsets
MEETING POINT : to be agreed via mail
MEETING TIME : to be agreed via mail 


 
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