We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Torri di Porta Soprana

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ravecca47n, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010 2516714
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 215 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
MAJESTIC 12TH CENTURY GATE

Majestic 12th century gate, also known as Porta Sant’Andrea. Be sure to visit the Cloister of Sant'Andrea, a hop, skip and jump away.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
KTGP
,
Adelaide, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 20: English reviews
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a gate leading to nothing, as I went there the gate may have been majestic and old but I would only recommend this gate to history lovers as it is not exciting at all. As much as I love Genoa I unfortunately must give this 2 stars as a gate like this one should either lead to somewhere... More 

Helpful?
Thank marcangeloh
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The total time on porta soprana and Christopher Colombus house was 20 minutes. You buy the tickets at Colmbus house. Porta soprana house opens at 11:30. Employee must accompany you to the top.

Helpful?
Thank TorontotravellerJT
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
300 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Majestic 12th century gate, also known as Porta Sant’Andrea. Be sure to visit the Cloister of Sant'Andrea, a hop, skip and jump away.

Helpful?
Thank KTGP
Cincinnati
Level Contributor
721 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Felt back to the Medieval period when through the Medieval twin towers! It takes only a couple of minutes from Columbus' house. Starting to get to old town from the towers.

Helpful?
Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
100 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Walking through the narrow, winding side streets just beyond the gates gives one the feeling of what it might have been when Christopher Columbus likely walked among these cobblestones. Fascinating architecture. Grab an espresso and sit and watch the locals.

Helpful?
2 Thank Bandonman
Gladesville, Australia
Level Contributor
471 reviews
260 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,697 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The Torri di Porta Soprana is one of the more recognizable places in the city and the last remains of the city's medieval fortifications. These twin towers show how strong Genoa's pimp game was, demonstrating their wealth by surrounding the entire port city with this kind of defensive structure. I liked the ancient stone-chiseled sign under the arch asking travelers... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank The_Pale_Ridah
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Porta Soprana Piazza Dante. It was the grand entrance in the city's east for those who came by the old Roman road. Also known as Sant'Andrea gate is manned by two rounded towers, stone, built in the second half of the twelfth century. Today, the Medieval Gates marks the boundary between the Centro Storico and the modern city.

Helpful?
Thank Rijards
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
1,084 reviews
729 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We were wandering around and stumbled onto this medieval tower down one of the side streets in Genoa. Really cool and well preserved old city gate but all you can do is walk around it and take photos. The outside/front part is rounded and decorated while the back/inside is flat and plain (as you'd expect). Also near here is Columbus'... More 

Helpful?
Thank JTTurner3
Almere, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
323 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank tRAVellerOfTheW0rld
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
111 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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.

Helpful?
Thank Mihai1978

Travelers who viewed Torri di Porta Soprana also viewed

 
Genoa, Italian Riviera
Genoa, Italian Riviera
 

Been to Torri di Porta Soprana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Torri di Porta Soprana and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Torri di Porta Soprana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?