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Besides being in a dirty parc with homeless people and strange eyes looking at your every move we couldn't see more because we just wanted out of there. This is a part of Rome I would not want to see ever.
Another example of the surfeit of Rome. Anywhere else it would be a major attraction. There is a door that is part of a legend about a villa owner who employed an alchemist. Interesting photo op in Piazza Victor Emmanuele.
Tried to get into see this December 2014. Park gates are locked with a very unfriendly non-english speaking security guard who wouldn't let me and my son in for a photo or generally past the gate.
No signage up on the gate about why park...More
In Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II is a small park with the ruins of the Nymphaeum of Alexander Severus as well as the "Magic Door." The Magic Door is a small stretch of wall with a doorway framed by two strange figures, all that remains of...More
Date of experience: March 2014
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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.