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Porta Romana

Piazzale di Porta Romana, 50123, Florence, Italy
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11 Jul 2017
“A jump in two the past.”
13 Oct 2016
“our apartment was a block outside this gate”
Piazzale di Porta Romana, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Porta Romana means the Door in the City Wall towards Rome and it is the second big door after Porta San Frediano. It was built around 1328 AD and originally it was much higher than now: in fact it was reduced in the 16°century to...More

Thank Lama A
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!

Thank jeff b
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....More

Thank on_the_go_98765
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

Thank michellelimon
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
Reviewed 25 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
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
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
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...More

Thank Llewellyn53
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,...More

Thank RonL40
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