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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.
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...More
Take a day trip to Tivoli and take in Hadrian's Villa as well as the Villa d'Este.
You can get a morning train from Rome and be there in little over an hour. From the train station call a local taxi to the Villa: Call...More
Interesting to learn that these walls built over thousands of years ago are still standing. More interesting is that what is left is actually the wall substructure which was once covered with granite or marble that has been pilfered over the years to build houses...More
It's fascinating to see these great walls around parts of Rome still standing in many places after 2000 years. Most of them are gone, but many sections of the walls and many gates still remain. For example, we some sections of the wall not far...More
There are many opportunities in Rome to view sections of the Old Roman City Walls, you don't have to travel far. This year I very much enjoyed viewing a section at Piazza di Porta Maggiore close-by to the Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. Walking...More
There are remnants of the old walls till in evidence throughout the city. These are imposing structures but do not seem to be tourist magnets like most of the more famous attractions. The earliest walls date to the 4th century BC known as Servian Walls...More