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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
You can see the remains of the walls all around the City of Rome. Some have had automobile entrances added to allow the smoother flow of traffic in and out of the city.
The walls are a definite reminder that at one time Rome was...More
You can see the ancient walls of Rome in lots of places around the city. They are brick and dark red. We saw some wall standing between to buildings in the Lateran area of Rome. Rome is such a mishmash of styles - ancient, medieval,...More