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Porta dei Borsari

Via Diaz and Corso Porta Borsari, Verona, Italy
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Ranked #25 of 90 Attractions in Verona
Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Fairfax, Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
39 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
165 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
27 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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West Sussex
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156 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We stayed by Porta Leone, which in itself is amazing and has some excellent posters re information on 1st C buildings, but the completeness of Porte Borsai added to our understanding of what greeted visitors to Roman Verona.

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