Porta Pia

Porta Pia information

Rome , Italy
Piazzale Porta Pia
Getting there
Bus: Via XX Settembre
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Michelangelo's last architectural work, this crenellated structure was commissioned by Pope Pius IV to replace Porta Nomentana, one of the original gates in the Aurelian walls.

Bitter street fighting took place here in 1870 as Italian troops breached the adjacent walls to wrest the city from the pope and claim it for the nascent kingdom of Italy.