The Porta San Sebastiano, the largest and and best-preserved gate in the Aurelian Walls, was originally known as the Porta Appia, after the arterial road that it served, namely the Via Appia.
On the inside of the gate there is an image of St Michael the Archangel. The accompanying inscription recalls the victory by the Romans over Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, which was secured on the saint’s feast day (September 29th) in 1327.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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