Porta Romana

Porta Romana, Florence: Address, Phone Number, Porta Romana Reviews: 3.5/5

Porta Romana
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KaaMis
Mumbai, India6 contributions
It is just that
Nov 2019
Porta Romana is just a gate from where folks came into the city and they still do. There is a park nearby with nothing much.
Written 12 February 2020
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notyourusualtrek
12 contributions
Porta Romana is the southern entrance to the walled city of old Florence.
Oct 2019
Porta Romana is a hub for public transportation for Florence but well within a comfortable walk to the center of Florence with interesting points on the way. There is an excellent coffee bar and gelateria here, as well as some serviceable restaurants.
Written 20 October 2019
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AnanB
Bristol, UK1,393 contributions
Don’t go out of your way
Jun 2019 • Couples
Don’t go out of your way to visit the Roman Gate, it is on a roundabout and is fairly busy with traffic. There is also not that much to see.
Written 20 June 2019
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David M
Boston, MA31 contributions
The Road to Rome
Oct 2018
The gate into Florence from a road that leads into Rome. Interesting for its historical significance and hard to miss, otherwise, not very memorable.
Written 7 May 2019
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TassieTravellers99
Launceston, Australia3,072 contributions
Its a gate
Apr 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 23 June 2018
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CarloHelmond
Helmond, The Netherlands526 contributions
Entrance to the city
Apr 2018 • Solo
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 Dan Brown's Inforno novel
Written 19 April 2018
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Ronald T
Crewe, UK128 contributions
Taylor's Tours
Mar 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 with the Body on her head is very intriguing.
Written 9 April 2018
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Bryan H
Portland, OR1,763 contributions
Pieces of the old wall
Feb 2018 • Couples
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 is one of the points where the police sit and check to see if you have the credentials to go inside the city or not. Parking is available city side of the gate, and we even parked inside the gate for a short while (right inside the arch) to get bread at a new favorite bakery. If you travel down Via Romano from here, you will eventually end up in the city center. Along this route, there are quite a few small shops of all sorts (gifts, clothing, a grocery store, furniture, etc.) I am not sure how they all stay in business, but they're unique and worth (at least) some window shopping. An easy walk to the Boboli Gardens from here, as well. Nice sculpture here at the gate, as well, that serves as a kind of landmark.
Written 1 March 2018
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Ian
Colchester, UK194 contributions
That’s one big gate
Jan 2018
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 come, with the grandeur of the buildings being very obvious.
Written 23 January 2018
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risi59
Bluffton, SC740 contributions
Must Have Passsed Through it 10 times
Sep 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 29 September 2017
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