The gate is one of the first examples of architectural recycling, in fact the two arches were not originally part of the city ... More
The gate is one of the first examples of architectural recycling, in fact the two arches were not originally part of the city walls but belonged to an aqueduct that Emperor Claudius had built in 52 CE where Via Labincana and Via Prenestina met. Later, the two arches were incorporated into the city walls and were given the name Porta Prenestina. Only later did it become known as Porta Maggiore as a result of its proximity to the church of Santa Maria Maggiore . Today the square in front of the gate has become a focal point of Roman traffic. Buses and trams stop here and the upper part of the gate is used as a railway bridge for trains on their way to and from Termini .
This national French church holds the tombs of many famous French people. Caravaggio is one artist who features in this
beautiful Renaissance church. There is a wooden pulpit with painted panels, fairly unusual for Roman churches; the façade was ...
The Porta del Palio is one of the most well known gateways in Verona. It was designed by Sanmicheli and
its construction was finished by 1561. It has three archways and is adorned with a host of busts depicting ...
Along Via XX Settembre, to the left of the cathedral, you can see the remains of the ancient Roman city.
In particular, the remains of the Roman Theatre are visible, though partially covered by the new wing of the ...