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This is also known as Porta Soprana or Porta Sant'Andrea. It's one of the few remaining gates from the so-called Barbarosa walls. It certainly has a sense of history about this gate. Christopher Columbus House and St Andrew cloister ruins can be found in the...More
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
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
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
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
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
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