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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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Felixstowe
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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

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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.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

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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

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New York, New York
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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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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.

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Thank Mike K
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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.

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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.

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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Since our hotel was in Maggiore this was the first place we visited. Nice monument and can be seen as a drive through

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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