"Porta San Giovanni" Aurelian Walls Tip by jungles

Aurelian Walls, Rome: 29 reviews and 51 photos

  Porta San Giovanni
by jungles

This gate is one of the more recent gates in the walls; it was built in 1574 on the orders of pope Gregory XIII by one of Michelangelo's pupils. It does not have as much of a military aspect as some of the other gates, and in fact its architecture is more reminiscent of that which would be found at the entrance to a palace of this time period.

Directions: The A-line on the metro stops here. The name of the stop is San Giovanni
Phone: 0030-06-89021630
Website: http://www.museodellemuraroma.it/sede/mura_aureliane

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 4, 2006
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