Porta Settimiana
Porta Settimiana
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Neighbourhood: Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.

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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,265 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It was originally built in the 3rd century when it was a vital link in the Roman defenses of the city. Much of its current appearance dates from the age of the Renaissance popes, who retained it as a site marking the edge of the ancient Aurelian wall.

The gate was rebuilt in 1498 by Pope Alexander VI in its current form. It is named Porta Settimiana after Septimius Severus. Since a parallel road carries most of the traffic, the gate has not needed enlargement and appears today as it was built in 1498.
Written 1 May 2019
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Whilst walking the streets of the eternal city there is so much to see at times it get overwhelming. We stumbled upon this beautiful gate on our way to Palazzo Corsini, on free open day. Built in the 3rd century, worth a visit especially for history buffs *Ancient Rome*
Written 7 February 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
As we were walking from Caffe Lungana 1940 in the Trastevere district through to T Bone Station and we passed through this interesting looking old gate way.
In a city with many hidden gems this was another fine find and on doing a bit of googling I found out it was one of the gates to the Aurelian walls in Rome.
To me it just adds to the mystic of this city that even just walking around you can come across such a piece of history.
Very easy to locate walking down Via a Della Lungara towards Porte Sisto in the Trastevere district .
Well worth checking out.
Written 21 May 2017
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
Another unexpected feature of Trastevere to stumble upon. Found the gate when walking about without a clear destination.
Written 24 July 2016
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