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Porta Asinaria, Rome

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  • From The Asinaria Gate San Giovanni Metro Station, before entering the San Laterano Inn Basilica (see the sign in front of Santa Scala, the door between the metro station and the San Giovanni In La Terrano Basilica is right for the Asinaria Gate) and the brick walls are connected to the long wall, which has crumbled a little bit, but the old-fashioned castle gate sits near the great castle coin. The whole image is more revealing, and the brick-and-brick figure resembles the Porta Negra gate in Trier, Germany.
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  • This ancient gate is beautiful. Located near the San Giovanni metro stop it is surrounded by some beautiful gardens. We’re glad we stopped here on the way to the basilica.  more »
  • It is wonderful for its grandeur this door of the Aurelian walls, which is located next to the busy Porta San Giovanni, opened in a very later era. Originally the door had to be much simpler, but later, during the various works to reinforce the defensive system of the Urbe, it was transformed into the mighty fort that we can see today. I have not yet had the opportunity to visit all the other gates of the wall, but it is easy to make a comparison with the not distant Porta Maggiore: the latter has more the appearance of an arch of triumph while Asinaria Gate, as mentioned in the title, looks more like a fortress. The closure and abandonment of the door from the beginning of the 16th century (which was also followed by a burying) allowed its preservation. The best aspect is Via Sannio, where you can see the turreted exterior aspect of the door (the front area seems to have recently been rearranged). From the square San Giovanni you can observe the remains of the entire complex interior of the door, which is inserted within a green area. It is a pity that the whole complex is fenced and closed: the outside is just sealed off, so it seems for restoration reasons, while the interior simply has the accesses closed, but I could not understand if at the moment it is normally visitable (perhaps in certain days/hours, possibly by reservation, or if it is only opened on special occasions); in any case, the outside view is in itself satisfying.
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  • Picturesque part of the old Roman walls
  • Very nice, not really widely publicized, ancient part of Rome. Part of the old city wall is still under reconstruction. The gate has nicely been preserved. There is an info board located between the gate and Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.
  • Nothing much. Ancient structures
  • Historical roman city gate (build in 272.) near to the Lateran basilica and the highest obelisk in the world. Historic site where Goths under Totila broke city defences and conquered the city from Byzantines in 546. Current road goes little left from old gate. The monument to Francis/Francesco of Assisi is right after the entrance to the city..
  • I really like the historical buildings/ ancient city walls of Rome. Just around the corner of the must-go Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.
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