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Piazzale di Porta Romana, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old Roman gate is at the southern entrance to Boboli Gardens. It is quite a busy roundabout. There are bus connections here that can quickly take you towards the old town or Michelangelo Plaza.

Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This gate is part of the wall of Florence. There is a lot of traffic right in front of the gate, so taking a picture without a car on it might be challenging. The doors are still there. This gate is also mention in the...More

Thank CarloHelmond
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We visited Florence for 4 days and stayed at the Greenhouse on Via Metastasio 41, which is just around the corner from Porta Romana. We passed through this arch every day on our way to and from the town centre. The Statue of the lady...More

1  Thank Ronald T
Reviewed 1 March 2018

From Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the cool things you can see are rather large chunks of the old city wall. This gate is one of those pieces that you can easily see up close! Driving and parking in the city is highly restricted, and this...More

1  Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This is a big gate and once you remember that this used to be the entrance to the city you can appreciate that it is a show dominance. If you enter the city from the gate it is kind of a taste of things to...More

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We stayed at the Villa Cora so this was the road into Florence. From this point forward be warned that you will get ticketed for driving in unless with a taxi or other kind of 'approved' transportation.

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The Porta Romana is a landmark I had on my list to visit but I didn't think we were going to get to it. What a nice surprise when we exited the Boboli Gardens and it was right there! I don't know if visitors would...More

Thank wannabefolkie
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Porta Romana means the Door in the City Wall towards Rome and it is the second big door after Porta San Frediano. It was built around 1328 AD and originally it was much higher than now: in fact it was reduced in the 16°century to...More

Thank Lama A
Reviewed 13 October 2016

we passed thru several times a day to get into town we found a nice coffee bar just inside that we had breakfast at each morning an interesting and important entry to a most beautiful city!

Thank jeff b
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Who else would be carrying a load of rock on her head? Our Italian tour guide says she is known as the crazy lady, other locals call it "unbalanced" or "headache." Huge demonstrations demanded it be moved to some other(suburban) location, i.e. out of here....More

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