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Torri di Porta Soprana

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Address: Ravecca47n, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010 2516714
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Huge medieval city gate

This is the tallest city gate I've seen so far. It's on a pedestrian street, and you get to walk through it. Not sure if you can visit/go on top of the arch. It's right next to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our stay in Genova, our apartment was close to the tower called Porta Soprano. We visited the tower and learned about its history. Since the 9th Century, Genova has been defended by walls. Over centuries, the walls have been expanded and had different names. The first known walls were called the 'ninth century walls'. During the 12h Century the... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the tallest city gate I've seen so far. It's on a pedestrian street, and you get to walk through it. Not sure if you can visit/go on top of the arch. It's right next to Colombo's birth house.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Genoa city centre is a fascinating mix of very old and dramatic buildings, and so it is nice that amongst everything, this very imposing ancient gateway should be in tact as a reminder of yesteryear, and when you walk uphill and through the gateway be sure to look to one side to see the small house that was once the... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

On the edge of the old city and right next to Christopher Columbus house. Interesting construction.Like all the old buildings in Genoa in a good state of repair - wouldn't be a must see for me, passed it on a walk to the Museum of Modern Art. Walk round and have a look at it before visiting the Romeo and... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Twin 12th century semi-circular towers once served as one of the gateways to Genoa. Significant portions of city were walled to prevent attack ( especially from the French). This gateway stands on the spot of an old road that meandered from Rome to here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I visited this as it was part of the ticket of the house of Colombus. It was quite frightening to go up there as it feels very unsafe. The stairs are very steep, and the tower is old. However, the view is incredible. You get a 360 view of Genoa.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

One of the old gates to the walled city. Two towers stand tall, but this part of the wall is more interesting than the others as its very close to the alleged house of Christopher Columbus and also the ruins of the cloister of St. Andrew. Worth walking through, although the house of CColumbo is very missable (two empty rooms!)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I really enjoyed visiting this. It would be especially fun for kids. There are some really great views from inside and at the top. Definitely worth checking out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The twin semi-circular towers are impressive enough, but it is the location that makes it something special. We lived for a week just a few doors away and wandered around it two to three times a day and never got tired of it's magic. Go through the arch to the east and immediately come to Colombus' house right beside the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The building is interesting and pretty well maintained.The problems appear when you try to visit the two towers.The visiting hours displayed on the site are not respected,and we weren't able to entry...

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