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Porta Maggiore

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Address: Piazza di Porta Maggiore, 00185 Rome, Italy
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A gem away from the crowds

I came across this gate to ancient Rome on a tram trip to the suburbs. Alight from the tram and just marvel that this structure is still standing after 2,000 years. It is at the... read more

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here and what a wonderful place, clean spacious, there was a safe in the room, breakfast was really nice and plenty. If I would have a moan it's there was 4 of us and we had to have 2 rooms meaning we paid local tax. Staff where extremley helpful and always had a smile

Thank Alison L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came across this gate to ancient Rome on a tram trip to the suburbs. Alight from the tram and just marvel that this structure is still standing after 2,000 years. It is at the heart of a transport interchange, which makes it easily accessible although it is less visited than the ancient gates and archways near the Colosseum

Thank grahamd399
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Near the collosium can't miss similar to arc de triumph don't think you could climb up the stairs though.

Thank mariaherlihy6
Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Once was an important eastern gateway leading to Rome. Fascinating details still visible. This gateway was eventually incorporated into the Aurelian wall, a fortification wall that encircled Rome. On top of gate lies the remains of two aqua ducts that once convey water to different areas. Very ingenious technology for that time. This area also has prominent remains of sections... More 

Thank Della G
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Compared to the Arch of Constantine, this Arch lacks impact. That should not distract potential tourists though as there are some interesting carvings in the stonework.

Thank Allan M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Very intersting and free Roman era archeological site, It's sad that the surrounding area is very dirty

Thank Elihai K
New York, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

My daughter wanted to see an aqueduct and there is a small one in a park called Aqua Claudia. If you follow that it leads you here. This is part of the walls, with a gate that incorporated the aqueduct structure -- I understand more than one ended up here. You cam still see the openings where the water flowed.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Rome was of course, fortified and the walls of that defense are prominently displayed here. It is also a transportation hub with a very busy traffic circle. Pedestrians beware.

Thank Mike K
San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Really cool ancient gate that's a double archway made of some type of limestone that was built over 2000 years ago.

Thank JimmyJackk
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best pieces of Ancient Rome. It is a pity that the park around is not well kept but worth a visit to see the wall and door.

Thank Adam L

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