Arch of Drusus Rome
History and curiosities
The arch was constructed in the 3rd century and is located almost immediately behind the Porta San Sebastiano, at the time called the Porta Appia.
In those days it was also the entrance to the safety courtyard of the Porta Appia, a courtyard where the Municipal Tax Office was situated as well.
The Arch of Drusus was brought to light during excavations in 1931.
The monumental impression it makes is mostly caused by its location along the important Appian Way.