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Unfortunately, this sight/site is located in a rather dodgy area, which spoils the visit, however... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2017

Another example of the surfeit of Rome. Anywhere else it would be a major attraction. There is a... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2016
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31 Dec 2017
“A quick look”
3 Jul 2017
“Dirty and scary”
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Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II,, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Unfortunately, this sight/site is located in a rather dodgy area, which spoils the visit, however we had a quick look and moved on. Worth a visit shame about the neighbourhood.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Besides being in a dirty parc with homeless people and strange eyes looking at your every move we couldn't see more because we just wanted out of there. This is a part of Rome I would not want to see ever.

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Reviewed January 25, 2017

There's not really anything to see here - it's just a locked door. Very little information is provided about it.

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Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

In a dirty park the door is a nice image in a corner. If you pass by it is nice to see it and think about the symbols around it , but it doesn't worth to go and look for it

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Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Another example of the surfeit of Rome. Anywhere else it would be a major attraction. There is a door that is part of a legend about a villa owner who employed an alchemist. Interesting photo op in Piazza Victor Emmanuele.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed January 22, 2015

Tried to get into see this December 2014. Park gates are locked with a very unfriendly non-english speaking security guard who wouldn't let me and my son in for a photo or generally past the gate. No signage up on the gate about why park...More

Thank Geoffrey M
Reviewed June 29, 2014

In Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II is a small park with the ruins of the Nymphaeum of Alexander Severus as well as the "Magic Door." The Magic Door is a small stretch of wall with a doorway framed by two strange figures, all that remains of...More

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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