Porta San Paolo

Museum in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Built after the Barbarians’ invasion of Rome, the remarkably well-preserved Porta San Paolo once served as a southern gate in the 3rd-century Aurelian Walls. Today, it's been transformed into a museum dedicated to the history of Via Ostiense, an essential arterial road in ancient times. The space also houses priceless inscriptions, frescoes and paintings recovered throughout history.