Porta Aurea

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The Golden Gate is a portal to a Roman-era defensive wall, which is one of three walls that enclose Todi’s historic center.

Walk through Porta Aurea (Golden Gate) to discover a wealth of Roman-built landmarks. Porta Aurea is an entranceway to Todi’s Secondo Cerchio delle Mura, an area of the town’s medieval hilltop quarter and one of its three sets of concentric defensive walls. The Primero Cerchio delle Mura date back to the Etruscan civilization while the Terzo Cerchio delle Mura relates to the Middle Ages. All are easily accessible on a walking tour of Todi.

The gate itself is a simple stone structure with an archway set between two rows of stone houses. Spend a moment noting and taking photos of features such as the windows in the upper level. Then, set off on foot in either direction to explore Todi’s Roman district. Follow the atmospheric and twisting lanes framed by grandiose churches and palaces.

Pause to appreciate the Chiesa del Sacro Cuore, Chiesa di San Silvestre and Chiesa di San Antonio. Admire the area’s other gateways, including Porta Catena and Porta Prassede.

Peek inside the boutiques, fashion outlets, handicraft stores and jewelers. Enjoy a break from walking at one of the many bars, cafés and pizzerias. Watch the world go by at pretty squares.

Porta Aurea sits toward the southern edge of Todi’s old town. Public buses stop a 5-minute walk away, on the road outside the city walls. Parking is available, for a fee, on the streets Circonvallazione Orvietana and Viale di Montesanto.

An alternative route from Porta Aurea is to climb the steps behind the gate to Via Porta Libera, part of the Etruscan-period walls. It leads to the arresting Tempio di San Fortunato, home to the tomb of the city’s patron saint. Also within comfortable walking distance of the gateway is Santa Maria della Consolazione, a Renaissance pilgrimage church constructed in the 16th century and home to a revered icon.

Top Hotels Close to Porta Aurea

Agriturismo Poponi
Agriturismo Poponi
Via Mezze Piagge 26, Todi, Perugia, 06059
The price is $99 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
$99
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3
Stay at this farm stay in Todi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Porta Catena and Porta Aurea are located nearby. Discover ...
3.9/5 Good! (9 reviews)
Disapointing
"The family owners couldn’t be better. ! The accommodation was OK, location OK , the breakfast was little choice of food and drink. Best way of describing it is lovely people running it on a shoe string for profit."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Agriturismo Poponi
Hotel Bramante
Hotel Bramante
4 out of 5
Via Orvietana, N. 48, Todi, PG, 6059
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Todi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.5/5 Good! (53 reviews)
"The view is stunning, the rooms are not. The staff varies some nice, mostly very unhelpful. The view makes upfield the horrible broken shower and the beetles in the room."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Hotel Bramante
Flora Hotel
Flora Hotel
via G.Cocchi 13, Todi, Provincia di Perugia, 6059
Stay at this business-friendly inn in Todi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Palazzo del Priore and Museo Civico ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (9 reviews)
xc hotel
"We were greeted most warmly by the owner who showed us where to park and then showed us to our room which was clean and very comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble and it was amazing value for money. Definitely recommend"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

Flora Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Agriturismo Poponi
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4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
Via Maesta Dei Lombardi 13, Todi, PG, 06059
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Via del Forno 26, Todi, 06059
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Hotel Fonte Cesia
Hotel Fonte Cesia
4 out of 5
via Lorenzo Leonj, 3, Todi, PG, 6059
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Historic center apartment in the medieval village of Todi.
Historic center apartment in the medieval village of Todi.
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Villa Luisa
Villa Luisa
3 out of 5
Via Angelo Cortesi 147, Todi, PG, 06059
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