Porta Marina


The ruin of Pompeii's main entrance is at Porta Marina, the most impressive of the seven gates that punctuated the ancient town walls. A busy passageway now, as it was then, it originally connected the town with the nearby harbour, hence the gateway's name.

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2. Terme Suburbane

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3. Antiquarium

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4. Tempio di Venere

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On the right as you enter the ruin's main entrance is the 1st-century BC Tempio di Venere, formerly one of the town's most opulent temples.

5. Tempio di Apollo

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6. Basilica

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7. Granai del Foro

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8. Foro

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