Porta Ostiense
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 52.594 E 012° 28.910
33T E 291041 N 4639138
Quick Description: The Porta Ostiensis (or Porta Ostiense), which is today's Porta San Paolo was built as part of the Aurelian wall.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/28/2007 2:15:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM1XJY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 84

Long Description:
Metro Station : Line B "Piramide"

The gatehouse is flanked by two cylindrical towers, and has two entrances, which had been covered by a second, single-opening gate, built in front of the first by Belisarius (530s–540s).

The structure is due to Maxentius, in the 4th century, but the two towers were heightened by Honorius. Its original name was Porta Ostiensis, since it opened on the way to Ostia. Later it changed its name to Porta San Paolo, because it was the exit of Rome that led to the St. Paul basilica outside the walls.

In 549, the Rome was under siege; the Ostrogoths of Totila entered through this gate, because of the treason of the Isaurian garrison. On 10 September 1943, two days after the armistice between the Allies and Italy had been agreed, Italian military and civil forces tried to block German seizure of the city, with 570 casualties.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: Free

Opening days/times:
24 x 7

Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Completely intact or reconstructed

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