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Porta dei Borsari

Address: Via Diaz and Corso Porta Borsari, Verona, Italy
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Ranked #34 of 148 things to do in Verona
Type: Ancient ruins, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Tortona, Italy
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1,572 reviews 1,572 reviews
1,256 attraction reviews
651 helpful votes 651 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Among the sightseeings most exciting of my adventure in Verona undoubtedly I rank this as the top 5. Gate Bossari, after 2000 years this beautiful Roman building still dominates mighty this entry gateway to the city. I had seen a lot about Roman and buildings but never in my life a sight so beautiful. The arch door is majestic and... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Porta Borsari gate constitutes the western façade added in the first years of the principality of Claudius to a more austere building in bricks. This is a beautiful example of early Roman architecture. Time for visit - 15 minutes.

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Bermuda
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214 reviews 214 reviews
91 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This double Roman gate dates back to the reign of Claudius and remains in remarkably good condition, sandwiched between two more modern buildings. Worth a visit for some photos whilst wandering around the old town.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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186 reviews 186 reviews
39 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a very impressive example of Roman architecture. The original entrance to verona just gives an idea of what the Romans did. Still remains in excellent condition and one of the best sites in Verona. Also entrance to one of the main shopping streets. A must see for me.

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newcastle
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225 reviews 225 reviews
165 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There is something intangible about this Gate that makes it fascinating to look at; Like Hadrian's Gate in Antalya Turkey, it has been tastefully constructed and is a joy to behold. That it has lasted in it's present condition in this unkindly situation, is evidence of the highest tradesmanship and stone quality available at the time. Make sure that you... More 

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The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Looks a lot like Portini della Bra. Except this one doesnt have a huge clock and has 2 gateways. Both are beautiful to see and not to miss as if you want to check out all of Verona you'll pass these two.

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Cascais, Lisboa, Portugal
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37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a great and ancients gateway to one of the most busiest streets in Verona. At Christmas time you have a "Bauli" (Italian brand for panettone) tree and although it might see simple the street it follows has a great ambience and amazing Christmas decorations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

One of the many ancient sites or sights that makes Verona so special. A marble gateway with a long history. Makes you wonder how many millions of people have passed beneath their majestic arches over the years.

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Limerick
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Again, this is one of the main shopping streets and worth a stroll if you are window shopping etc. Also very crowded on the day that we visited.

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Miami, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
27 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

It is amazing to be under a structure tha tis 2000 years old and still standind.

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