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Is Trastevere within the Aurelian walls?
Last Updated: 16th May, 2020
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In respect to this, what is within the Aurelian walls?
The Aurelian Walls (Italian: Mura aureliane) are a line of city walls built between 271 AD and 275 AD in Rome, Italy, during the reign of the Roman Emperors Aurelian and Probus. The walls enclosed all the seven hills of Rome plus the Campus Martius and, on the right bank of the Tiber, the Trastevere district.
Also Know, is Rome surrounded by walls? Rome had walls surrounding the seven hills (called Servian Walls), but with the expansion of the Roman Empire they were not maintained. In 275 AD Emperor Aurelian built new walls which included also a section of the city on the right bank of the river (Trastevere).
In this way, what were the Aurelian walls used for?
Emperor Aurelian (270-275 A.D.), after five centuries of unopposed domination, decided that the city needs a defensive wall to protect it against invaders as the barbarian tribes near the north borders of the Roman Empire.
Why was the Aurelian wall built?
The Aurelian Wall is a large defensive wall that was built in the third century AD to protect Rome against attacks. The wall encircled the city's seven hills and incorporates a number of large historic structures.