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Torri di Porta Soprana

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Address: Ravecca47n, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010 2516714
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Gateway to old town!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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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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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

While some from my tour group took day trips to Monaco and Portofino, I skipped the playground and yacht berths of the rich and famous for walks discovering some more walls and gates in old Genoa. Genoa has more walls than any other city in Italy. There are “Ninth century walls”, "Barbarossa Walls" (12th century), "Fourteenth century walls", "Sixteenth century... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

Genoa is a down and dirty working port city, skipped over on the Portofino to Monte Carlo silver spooned trust-funded fueled tour. Park car at Acquarium, or get off train, well signed route, and walkable. Steep steps up tower, quaint medieval Columbus house, and a good photo spot in front of garden. Close to Dukes Palace, Opera House, and San... More 

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