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Address: Piazzale di Porta Romana, 50123, Florence, Italy
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our apartment was a block outside this gate

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... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
jeff b
West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 14 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!

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Reviewed 15 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. The town fathers thought otherwise, and so it stays. The sculpture is a 1984 addition... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Walking down from Piazzale Michelangelo, we haf the oportunity to see lots of monuments, squares and bohemian places. Florence is a city full of artistic elements everywhere you see. highly recommended to not miss any place. Porta Romana is a typichal arch

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Built in the early 1300's, a typical arch which can be found in a number of Roman cities, this is the entry point to the old town and part of the old city walls that once surrounded the city still stand alongside this.

Thank Ge0rdieGl0beTr0tter
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Porta Romana is an old Roman Gate in the city of Florence. This is a typical arch entrance way that was common in many 'Roman' cities.

Thank Ibadanboy
Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed seeing the gateways that lead to Rome all over parts of Italy. Watch for them when you're in transit.

Thank MsRubySongbird
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

I don't know what is the story behind this monument but it is definetely not an eye catcher. Especially after all the beauty of Florence. I would suggest to pass.

Thank minormilan
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

It's not that artistic in a town full of artistic buildings, arches, bridges etc BUT we drove past in the number 12 bus and i knew then i wanted to get a closer look at part of the old city wall and entrance. The walk there was interesting because along the way there are several of those off the road... More 

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Utica, New York
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

We've stayed at Bellosguardo, one of the hills overlooking Florence on the Oltrarno side, and it was easy to walk down toward Porta Romana... and that is a way, from that side, to get into the Boboli Gardens. If you're not staying in the area, no real reason (unless you are a ruins fan) to walk this far out Oltrarno.

Thank RonL40
Healdsburg, California
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

I don't know why this even listed as a tourist attraction. It's a very old wall that you drive through while you staying in Florence.

Thank Greg N

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