Located on the Esquilino hill, the Arch of Gallienus is, in fact, an Augustan triple gate contracted as part of the Servian wall. In the third century, when the emperor Gallienus (r. 253-268 CE) constructed a sprawling villa complex, the arch served as a short of Terrance into his property, highlighted today by the so-called Temple of Minvera Medica, a domed hall for dining. Today, all that remains is the single central arch with the inscription of Gallienus. The others have been destroyed by Christian- period building, including the contiguous Church of S. Vito. The road that runs under it is the Via San Vito, the ancient Clivus Suburanus.
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