A Tourist in Rome - Arch of Drusus

Location:At the north end of the Appian Way just outside the Porta San Sebastiano in the Aurelian Wall
Metro:None, maybe Piramide, or take bus #118 to the Porta San Sebastiano stop
Time:about 10 minutes
Cost:Free
Hours:Viewable at any time

The Arch of Drusus is an ancient arch built in the 3rd century, next to the Porta San Sebastiano on the Appian Way. It was once a triple arch built of travertine, faced with white marble, and decorated with columns of Numidian marble, but only the central arch remains today. Traffic still flows under the arch. A branch of the Aqua Marcia named the Aqua Antoniniana once ran over this arch. This branch was constructed by Caracalla to supply water to the Baths of Caracalla. The arch had nothing to do with Nero Claudius Drusus.

    
Arch of Drusus, behind the San Sebastiano Gate in the Aurelian Wall
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Porta San Sebastiano and the Arch of Drusus, from inside the gate
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Porta San Sebastiano and the Arch of Drusus, from outside the gate
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The Arch of Drusus, from a window above the arch of Porta San Sebastiano
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