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The Gate of Saint Sebastian is the largest and best preserved gate of the Aurelian Wall.
The gate was originally called Porta Appia, since it was the origin of Appian road. Previously, the building had two gates, and was rather low, but due to security reasons, in the 5th century, three floors and two towers and battlements were added to it. Some of the gates were also removed.
In the early Christian period, the gate received its present name in honor of the holy martyr Sebastian, as pilgrims often walked along the Appian Way to the catacombs of St. Sebastian and the Basilica of San Sebastiano Fuori le Mura, which were located near the gate.
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Topic: Gate of Saint Sebastian in Italy, Rome resort.