In Roman times, the Porta Aurelia was the starting point of the Via Aurelia, a western road that served as a vital conduit for trade with France. The gate was subsequently renamed the Porta San Pancrazio after Pope Urban VIII remodeled it in the 17th century.
- In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, all of the gates of Rome are misidentified, though Shaun Hastings's database entries remain factually correct. Thus, although the database entry on the gate correctly describes it as being set on top of the Janiculum, a hill in Trastevere, the actual gate marked as Porta Aurelia in the game is the Porta Flaminia, the gate in front of the Piazza del Popolo. The proper Porta Aurelia is instead misnamed the Porta Appia. For convenience, this article assumes that, canonically, Shaun Hastings's research—being consistent with reality—is correct while the Animus 2.01 erroneously mislabeled the gates.