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Porta Maggiore

The Porta Maggiore, which translates to “Larger Gate” in English, is one of the eastern gates in the Aurelian Walls of Rome, Italy. The Porta Maggiore is constructed out of limestone, was built in the year 52 by Emperor Claudius, and was made a part of the Aurelian Wall in 271. This gate is known as one of the best spots in Rome to get a view of the ancient system of aqueducts that once ran through the city. These ruins are some of the best-preserved in Rome and a must-visit for those interested in ancient architecture and engineering.

  • Explore the exterior of the Porta Maggiore and walk beneath the white limestone double archway, where two ancient channels of the Rome aqueducts once converged.
  • Check out the Tomb of the Baker near the Porta Maggiore and see one of the most interesting burial sites in Rome, as it is built in the shape of an oven to honour bakers.
  • Walk around the Piazza di Porta Maggiore, the square where the gate is located, and you will see a collection of interesting sculptures as well as many great spots to people watch.

Rome is a city filled with ruins worth seeing, so one of the best ways to enjoy the Porta Maggiore is by taking a guided tour through the city. This way you will not miss any of the sites and will have an expert guide to tell you about the historic relevance of each location. Those who want to use the train should get off at the Termini station, just a short walk from the Porta Maggiore as well as several other important Rome attractions. Walking is the best way to see all of the sights in Rome.

Hotels in Porta Maggiore

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From US$101

1 Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

Via Carlo Alberto 3 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Assuring high standards of comfort and friendly atmosphere, Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralGuests travelling on business purpose... More

comfortable, good value
Hotel and staff very good. Our room was very comfortable with a good view. Breakfast excellent. Unfortunately, Wifi was restricted to two devices.
22 Sep 2015
From US$57

2 Villa San Lorenzo Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

Via Dei Liguri 7, Prenestino Map

Free WIFI in common areas

Presenting the latest modern comforts coupled with renowned quality and courtesy, the Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel Rome is a place for those seeking calm and tranquillity whilst being close to the... More

pleasant stay
good service, ample room size, a bit further from the city centre but within walking distance. The lady at the reception is lovely and helpful. Enjoyed our stay.
2 Mar 2015
From US$142

3 Una Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

Via Giovanni Amendola, 57 Map

Stay 3 Nights and Get 7% Off

UNA Hotel Rome presents warm hospitality and modern lodging for travellers on business or leisure stay. The hotel provides convenient transit options to the city attractions. This property is... More

nice hotel . no wifi
the hotel located nearby Termini centeral station and it is easy to get there at any time of day and night. the area is safe and a lot of restaurants are nearby. breakfast buffe is nice and...
26 Sep 2015
From US$75

4 Amalfi Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Via Merulana, 278 Map

Free WIFI is available in all areas

Enjoying an enviable city centre location close to top local attractions and transport links, Amalfi Hotel Rome makes for an ideal starting point for travellers seeking to explore this Italy... More

From US$114

5 Ambra Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Via Principe Amadeo, 257 Map

Stay 3 Nights or more and save 10%

Ambra Palace Hotel Rome provides an ideal blend of comfortable accommodation and modern facilities, well suited for short or long term stays. Leisure travellers can pay a visit to the Roman Forum,... More

From US$60

6 Contilia Hotel Rome

3 stars
2.3 / 5 3 reviews

Via Principe Amedeo, 81 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Featuring a seamless blend of comfort and modern technology, this attractive property welcomes you to an unforgettable stay at Rome. GeneralThe hotel also offers well-appointed meeting rooms that... More

Bad service
The service was not good and the rooms was not nice, but very old and not up to date - the toilets was disgusting.
7 Sep 2015
From US$45

7 Quisisana Hotel Rome

3 stars
2.8 / 5

Via Filippo Turati, 45 Map

The Hotel is located in the city's historical and commercial centre, 200 meters away from the station Termini, a short way from the most famous basilica of Rome, S. Maria Maggiore, and 10 minutes... More

From US$43

8 Antico Acquedotto Hotel Rome

3 stars
2.5 / 5 2 reviews

Via di Villa Serventi, 9/a, b, c Map

Free WiFi

Set in a tranquil neighbourhood in Rome, Antico Acquedotto Hotel Rome makes for an ideal base for discerning travellers looking for comfortable accommodations while touring the Italy capital.... More

From US$63

9 California Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Via Principe Amedeo, 39 Map

Hotel California is 150 metres from Termini Train and Metro Station, and is surrounded by restaurants and bars. It offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TV.Rooms include a private... More

Best value for money
Travelling for business, I was not expecting such comfort for such a cheap price. Very good deal and perfect location close to Termini station
1 Mar 2015
From US$74

10 Laurentia Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.2 / 5

Largo degli Osci 63 Map

Free WIFI is available in all areas

Whether in the city for business or leisure, travellers find suitable haven at Hotel Laurentia Rome with its classic ambience and comfortable accommodations set in a central location. This Rome... More

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