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Porta Maggiore

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Address: Piazza di Porta Maggiore, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Porta Maggiore

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
Della G
Coquitlam, Canada
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Allan M
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Part of the city wall but the main two arches were part of an aqueduct built by the Emperor Claudius, worth seeing if in the area and have the time, tram routes run around the area for those interested in transport. Very close to the Santa Crose in Gerusalemme and San Giovanni in Laterano.

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