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Porta Settimiana

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Via di Porta Settimiana
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We do not know what the original gate looked like, as it was completely rebuilt in 1498 and restored in the late-18th century. It has a single arch, surmounted by brackets and crowned by ravens on the inside; there are sixteenth century religious frescoes on both sides, which are rather deteriorated. The gate was crossed by a road which connected Trastevere to the Vatican and became the main route for medieval pilgrims coming from the river port. In the mid-17th century, when the Janiculum walls were built, Porta Settimiana ceased to be used as a defensive outpost and became a simple arch in the city. A tower on the Aurelian Walls is still visible nearby, at the end of the shorter stretch on Vicolo Moroni.

Picture by permission from Roma Capitale-Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
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How to get the step: Porta Settimiana

Via di Porta Settimiana, 274-276, 00165 Roma, Italy

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