This is with no doubt one of my most favorite corners of Rome.
Nowhere else in the world you can see two approximated structures of such a different style.
This is a magical Alchimia that you can find only in Rome.
Porta San Paolo was a part of the Aurelia Walls but people called it “castelletto” (the small castle) because now that is separated from the rest of the walls it actually looks like one!
The Pyramid has been built exactly on the Egyptian style a dozen years B.C. as a tomb for Gaius Cestius.
They chose to incorporate it in the Aurelian Walls and just behind lays the Protestant Cemetery.
Nowadays this zone is not properly touristic, it is one of the biggest and elaborated crossover of the city but I dream of Pedestrian Zones everywhere in Rome!
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Your photos are amazing!
Thank you Luisa😊 I am glad you like them
I’ve never heard of these structures. Very interesting and impressive!
You made my day with this comment! Rome is actually full of peculiar structures… I will be glad if I can help discovering some😊
I really enjoyed reading about these. And loved looking at your photos.
Thank you, Sue. It’s very kind of you. I am planning more posts about Rome but since tomorrow I will make a break with some about London😊
Wonderful. Love London and look forward to seeing it through your eyes.
Hi Sue, last day in London today. I have been too busy to post from here but I will certainly do it in the next days. Stay tuned!
This is very coo! I never heard of this in Rome!
Hi Anna, you’re already the second who did not heard of these structures… there is only one solution, come to visit Rome😊
I was in Rome 16 years ago….. Wow so long! I’d love to back and see all the things I missed!
and I wish you one day you will have the opportunity to do it 💪😊
Thank you for sharing such amazing photos!
Thank you for stopping by 😊