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"Arco di Gallieno" Top 5 Page for this destination Porta Esquilina – Arch of Gallieno Tip by MM212

  Arco di Gallieno - northern side
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  • Arco di Gallieno - northern side - Rome
      Arco di Gallieno - northern side
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  • Details with the inscription - Rome
      Details with the inscription
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  • Possible original form - Rome
      Possible original form
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  • southern side - Rome
      southern side
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Rarely featured in guidebooks or tourist itineraries, the ancient Roman Arco di Gallieno (Arch of Gallienus) stands quietly attached to a church and a building. The arch was built in 262 AD in honour of Emperor Gallienus on the site of Porta Esquilina, of the ancient Servian Wall, on the Esquiline Hill. In its original form, what we see today was the larger central arch of a triple arched gate. The smaller side arches, which are no longer extant, are shown in the attached photo of an artist's rendering of the original structure.

Address: Via Carlo Alberto
Directions: Between Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and Santa Maria Maggiore

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2009
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