Along the itinerary of Via Flaminia, which enters Narni from the south becoming Vva Vittorio Emanuele, there is Roman Gate that in the XVIII century impressed the Marquis De Sade on a visit to Narni.
The most impressive gate of Narni.
Placed in the past in the entrance of Via XX settembre, on what was the ancient route of via Flaminia which crossed Narni , took in Piazza Garibaldi, was realized to defend the entrance of the town around 1570.
The episode of the Marquis De Sade happened in 1776, in the moment where the works were doing for the passage of the new route of the Via Flaminia and the door looked in to the direction of the precipice covered then in 1791 thanks even to a series of buttresses, still visible.
Was in 1857, in the year on the occasion of the visit to the town by Pope Pio IX, that , in three weeks, the door was moved in the actual position.
Via Vittorio Emanuele 74 05035, Narni
The gate is reachable by walk going from piazza Garibaldi via Vittorio Emanuele.
To reach the Romana Gate by walking it is suggested to park the car into the Suffragio Parking , going up until Piazza Garibaldi and walking in Via Vittorio Emanuele.
If you want to reach it by car, it is possible to find parking around the area.
Continue to walk with us discovering what to see inside the walls of Narni.
Or discover the points of interest of Narni and of its territory:
The Altar, the Confession and the Crypt
Characteristic and unique is the architectonic baroque complex, made from the second half of the XVII century , which includes the Major Altar, the Confession
The transept: the Chapel of Blessed Lucia and that of San Giuseppe
On the two sides of the transept there are two of the most singular works of Narni’s Cathedral: the Chapel of the Blessed Lucia, in
House of Erasmo Gattamelata
The House of Erasmo Il Gattamela, where born one of the biggest captains of fortune of the Middle-Age, is along the walls of the town