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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These are impressive medieval gates to the city and a must see when in Genoa. Close to the city centre near the historic lanes although on the other side are less charming, modern buildings.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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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
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Yo, normal visiting hours 9-5pm, tickets can be purchased inside the Christopher Columbus house at the street intersection
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