In all probability, this arch was the ancient Porta Celimontana of the Servian walls, the first defensive walls raised by Servius Tullius, which were later used to support the Neronian aqueduct. The single arch gateway was raised by Consuls Cornelius Dolabella (from whom it takes its name) and Junius Silanus. On the wall to the right of the arch you will see a portal with an interesting mosaic shrine built by the Cosmati in the 13th Century. Dolabella Arch stands at the crossroads of the Via Claudia with the Via San Paolo della Croce before you reach the Largo della Sanità Militare.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Colosseo