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Porta del Popolo

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"The Porta del Popolo, also known historically as Porta Flaminia, is a significant gate in Rome, Italy. It stands at the northern entry point of the city walls, the Aurelian Walls, marking the transition between Piazza del Popolo and Piazzale Flaminio. Built in the 3rd century AD by Emperor Aurelian for defensive purposes. Originally called Porta Flaminia because it provided access to the Via Flaminia, an important ancient Roman road leading north. Underwent a major reconstruction in the 16th century, giving it its current appearance. The internal facade was designed by the famous architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the 17th century."
"L’attuale aspetto della Porta del Popolo è ben diverso dalla sua originaria realizzazione sotto l’Imperatore Aureliano. A Bernini infatti si deve l’esecuzione della decorazione della facciata interna in occasione della visita a Roma della regina Cristina di Svezia, a seguito della sua conversione al Cristianesimo, come ricorda anche l’epigrafe posta sotto lo stemma dei Chigi. cc"

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