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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Arco di Giano is considered to be an Arch of the Roman god Janus. It is located in Via del Velabro, near the Forum Boarium. It has provided researchers with many questions and few answers, regarding its purpose and dedication, at least. Its sides are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great to see the Arch of Janus getting some tender love and care -- but just be aware some it is currently under scaffolding.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank SpanishStepsApt
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I saw three old arches in Rome and this is the less impressive(the other two are Constantine's Arch and Septimius Severus Arch).Not very well preserved.It's placed close to Piazza della Bocca della Verita.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank zuv
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Arco di Giano, is the last surviving four sided arch in Rome, it’s dedicated to Janus the god of gates and passages. The arch may have been a gateway between the Velabrum and the Forum Boarium or a meeting point for merchants, providing shelter...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank KTGP
Reviewed 26 June 2016

As others have stated this is the last remaining 4 fronted Triumphal Arch in Rome located in the Bocca della Verità near the Temple of Hercules, Temple of Portunas and the Mouth of Truth. It's fenced off but like the other ancient monuments nearby it's...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Lee L
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The Arch of Janus is the only preserved “quadrifrons” (“four fronts” in Latin) triumphal arch in the city. It is a cubic shape monument with a gate on each of its four sides. Placed at the crossroads in Forum Boarium, it was probably a shelter...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I do wonder what this arch would have looked like when the multiple niches were filled - just in front of the Chiesa di San Giorgio in Velabro

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 18 March 2016

It's so called after one of the oldest Roman divinities, the two faced Janus, guardian of the gates. It was build towards the 4th century B.C. on the site of the Foro Boario and it was meant to offer merchants shelter against the threats of...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

You will not miss Arch of Janus if you are visiting Mouth of Truth - it is right at the corner and you can make a very good pic of it standing close to the Fountain of Tritons. The Arch itself is fenced, but right...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank acorna
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Interesting arch with history from the Roman cattle trade days, but totally fenced off from access. Church located behind the arch was also interesting find.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Roy J
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vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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