The Porta Napoletana is one of the two medieval city gates giving entrance to Ariccia. The Porta Romana is located on what used to be the street toward Rome, while the Porta Napoletano faces in the direction of Naples.
Porta Napoletana Ariccia
Address: Largo Porta Napoletana – Ariccia. Opening times: N/A. Ticket price: Free.
History and description
The Porta Napoletana was built between 1666 and 1673 by Carlo Fontana. He created a large gate with a tower and a balustrade.
Underneath the gate parts of the ancient Roman pavement are still visible. This was a stretch of the Via Sacra, which used to lead to a Temple of Jupiter at the Monte Cavo.
The coat of arms of the Chigi family was added in 1673.
Like at the Porta Romana, there is a Madonella next to the gate.