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Neat ancient gate towers!

This is one of the original 5 gates to the city and is located on the highest point of the road... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Derby, United Kingdom
Extraordinary Medieval Twin Towers in the Heart of Historic Genoa!

It is amazing to walk up the Via di Porta Soprana towards the imposing 12thC Twin Towers that were... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Part of the old city walls. Very dominant looking. True symbol of city might in medieval times. Easy to find.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank a1eksandar
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Close to one of the stops on the hop on hop off bus, these towers are next to the supposed home of Christopher Columbus and a gateway to the narrow streets and lanes of old Genoa.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AnnieGrant
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Porta Soprana was the entrance to the city for anyone who came to Genoa from the east. It dominated the hill of S. Andrea, which takes its name from the monastery demolished in the nineteenth century to create Via Dante and the building that currently...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Andre L
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Genoese build these walls in 1155 because they feared the attack by Barbarossa. The Porta Soprana was the main entrance on the east side. It’s a beautiful spot to stop for a few minutes. Right next to it you can find the house of Christopher...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 346katij
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

These towers are next to the Columbus house, and largely more interesting. A huge piece of history right before your eyes. As you walk through I was struck by just how much effort went into it's construction and how they have withstood the tests of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank rwar407
Reviewed July 23, 2017

This is one of the original 5 gates to the city and is located on the highest point of the road leading up to it. It is quite busy as next to it is Christophe Columbus's house and a Romanesque cloister. On the left hand...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed June 28, 2017

It is amazing to walk up the Via di Porta Soprana towards the imposing 12thC Twin Towers that were originally part of the Genoa City Walls. The area around the Towers has several excellent cafes & souvenir shops, and you can continue your stroll up...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank CyberSecureDave
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The Torri di Porta Soprana was the majestic entrance in the east of the city for who arrived by the old Roman road. Also known as Porta de Sant'Andrea, it is adorned by two rounded stone towers built in the second half of the 12th...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Daniel N
Reviewed May 26, 2017

two huge towers, guarding the entrance to the narrow old city streets. a really impressive construction - and the house of Christopher Columbus just beside it.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The tower is very old and broken. It is entrance gate of the ancient port. There are many new buildings inside.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Yo, normal visiting hours 9-5pm, tickets can be purchased inside the Christopher Columbus house at the street intersection