Porta (Gate) Metronia

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Porta (Gate) Metronia

This gate was closed in the 12th century, as it didn't have any importance even at the time of its construction in the walls of Aurelian. Because of the increasing traffic pressure in the modern era are four main passages in addition to the original gate in the Aurelian Walls made.

Formerly it was called Porta Querquetulana in the Republican walls around Rome. It was the beginning of some little road, which didn't have any particular importance, that is why the gate consisted of only one archway and didn't have the external towers, but only one internal for a corps of guardians. The name probably derives from some locality outside it: Metrobio or Metroniano. The ground level around the port through the ages has increased significantly. This is the original passage has been partially underground. The tower is only the upper part of the arcade of the passage visible.

Porta (Gate) Metronia at Piazza di Porta Metronia

Porta (Gate) Metronia
Piazza di Porta Metronia
00183, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Celio (Terme di Caracalla) (Roma centro)
Porta (Gate) Metronia is Shown By "Map K Zone" As "82"

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