The restoration on the section of the Aurelian walls, which were damaged during some violent storms in the year 2002, have now been completed.
The affected area is the external wall between the seventh and eighth tower and is 400 metres in length, situated between Porta S. Sebastiano and Bastione Ardeatino (including Paolo III Farneses monumental stem).
The total cost of the restoration project was 1,7 million. The Aurelian Walls were built between 270-275 AC by order of the Emperor Aurelius to defend the city from invasions of the northern European populations.
They were originally around 19 km in length; today 12,5 km of the original walls are still visible.