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Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City enjoying extraterritorial rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura is a World Heritage Site which is a joint inscription of Italy and the Holy See. It comprises the heritage sites in Rome, which according to legend, was founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC., extending to the walls of Urban VIII. Inscribed are major monuments of antiquity including the Forums, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan's Column, the Column of Marcus Aurelius, the Vatican City and its buildings.


Basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Rome
Basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Rome
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San Paolo Fuori le Mura, or Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, is one of the four churches that are the great ancient major basilicas of Rome. It was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine I over what is believed to be the burial place of Saint Paul following the Apostle's execution. His followers were said to have erected a memorial for him there. It was expanded upon by the Roman Emperor Flavius Valentinianus in the AD 370's.

The Basilica of Saint Paul got its name for being located outside the Aurelian Walls which lined the ancient city of Rome built between AD 271 and 275, enclosing all the seven hills of Rome. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City enjoying extraterritorial rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 4th session of the World Heritage Committee at Headquarters in Paris, France, on 1 - 5 September, 1980.


Part of the Aurelian Wall between the San Sebastiano gate and Ardeatina gate
Part of the Aurelian Wall between the San Sebastiano gate and Ardeatina gate
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 41 53 24.8 E 12 29 32.3 in Rome and the Vatican City
Inscription Year: 1980
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, VI
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