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

Reviewed 31 December 2017

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

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Mike K
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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
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 31 December 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 4 July 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.

Thank andreeaplic
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 9 May 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

Thank Theodoros K
Reviewed 14 January 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 22 January 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 29 June 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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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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