Porta Maggiore Tours
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The impressive Porta Maggiore is one of the gates in the Aurelian Walls that circled the ancient city of Rome.
Historic city walls often have well-preserved gates, which were once the only entry and exit points to the city. Porta Maggiore is a particularly good example of an ancient gate, as it’s not just an old doorway but also an aqueduct.
There are two large arches through which two ancient roads once ran, connecting Rome with the outside world. It was built into the existing Aurelian Walls in 52 AD, and the upper part of the gate contained channels for two aqueducts bringing water into Rome.
Tours don’t tend to make the Porta Maggiore a highlight, but it’s sometimes on itineraries as a drive-by - it’s on a large intersection with quite a bit of traffic.
The Porta Maggiore isn’t far from the main entrances of Rome’s Termini Station, so if you’re leaving the train station by taxi or bus and head back along the tracks to the right of the station (if you’re facing it), keep an eye out for the Porta Maggiore.
Address: Piazza di Porta Maggiore, Rome, Lazio 00182, Italy
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Porta Maggiore
It’s party time! Ride a vintage tram through Rome and watch a live band belt out songs by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and more. With free-flowing wine included, the tram tour follows a route around several of the city’s must-see sights and includes a stop to dance outside the ancient Colosseum. Dig out your favorite 1970s outfit to wear on board, or just come dressed to dance.
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