The Museum of the Walls, located in Porta San Sebastiano, takes  visitors, via a series of informative charts, writings, coloured drawings and photographs, through the Age of the Kings, the Republic and then up to the Aurelian Era in the third century A.D. Comprehensive explanations are provided describing political and historical events lying behind the strategy leading to the building of the Walls. Construction techniques are furthermore analysed as well as the typology of the Gates themselves and their subsequent restructuring and transformation.


Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 18



Telephone: 0039 060608 dalle 9.00 alle 19.00

Telephone booking: Per gruppi e scuole 0039 060608 tutti i giorni 9.00-19.00


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Educational tours

Educational tours for schools


Tuesday-Sunday: from 9.00 to 14.00
Last admission 1/2 hour before closing time.
Closed Monday, 25 December, 1 January, 1 May
The "Chemin de Ronde" can be visited during the Museum opening hours

Please Note: please check our Notice page for special openings and/or temporary closures