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Porta Asinaria, Rome

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  • We were going in the direction of the nearby Basilica of St. John Lateran and we've been through the door Asinara (and no Asinaria!) Respect to these old fortifications and lovers of history but we just took time to some pictures without focus. No more.
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  • It owes its name to the ancient via Asinaria, that ran through. Dates back to the construction period of the Aurelian walls, built between 270 and 273 ad by the Emperor Aurelian. In 1574, partially buried by the rise of street level, was closed at the expense of the nearby Porta San Giovanni (side by side, covered with marble). This allowed good preservation until the present day. It was reopened only in 1956, as a walkway. It is the only ancient port of Rome to have simultaneously cylindrical towers flanked by square towers
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  • City gate of the asinari a built into the Aurelian walls in the walls of the Roman era was en route to the sangiovanniinlaterano Church at San Giovanni station traffic-filled streets Still long city walls you can see the gate close gate of vehicles not used now, were evicted as long
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  • Historic 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..
  • A beautiful port in the old city wall.
  • good place to walk from one side of the wall to the other
  • nice gate of Aurelian Wall
  • Beside Porta San Giovanni there is the old "porta Asinaria", one of the smaller ports of the Aurelian walls. It was originally devoid of two twin round towers, which were added in onoriano restoration. The door takes its name from the ancient "via Asinaria", which joined later to "via Tuscolana". From the outside of the walls you can see the façade of white travertine and two rows of little Windows that gave light to the two halls built in the wall above the door. Born as unimportant entry, with an opening (aperture) protected only by two square towers, was well fortified by Honorius. Was promoted, the FORNIX was widened, the sides of the original towers were built two cylindrical, with three floors and 20 metres high; a storm door and courtyard were added on call making it the most imposing city gate. In 546 BC the Roman barbarians soldiers betrayed and opened the door to hordes of Goths of Totila, who ruthlessly plundered the city. In 1084 Emperor Henry IV and antipope Guilbert entered Rome through the porta Asinaria "to Pope Gregory VII. The door was badly damaged by the deliverer of the Pope, the Norman Robert Guiscard, who torched the entire area around St John Lateran. In the middle ages, the front door she flowed Marana (or Marrana), an open-water channel made, according to the Liber Pontificalis, Pope Callixtus II (1122): "[Callisto II] swerved the waterway to old pipes and led him to Porta Asinaria; and lìfece take a Lake to water the horses and the same watercourse also built many small mole "near the door was found one of the" octroi "stones, arranged in 175 and discoveries at different times near some ports important (they were found just two others near the Salaria and Flaminia; they were left to find some sort of administrative boundary, where the "customs".
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