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We came across this gate while sightseeing in the sea area. At first, I did not recognize it as a gateway. Unlike the majority of gates, this does not have an overhead portion connecting the two sides. This is the second gate to Palermo that...More
Amazing site to see in an amazing location gates to the city you have the harbour with yachts and fishermen boats then you have this stunning gate to the city and through it one of the longest roads in Palermo with shops,markets and stalls
This magnificent Gate is located at the junction of Foro Italico Umberto 1 and Via Vittorio Emanuele with the Foro Italico and sea as a background. The Gate dates to 1582 when construction began but as a result of various interruptions in construction, it was...More
Our hotel was located close to the sea in the old part of the city of Palermo. We especially enjoyed walking through the two historic towers that represented the ancient entrance way to the city. Not a lot to see but part of the experience.
Put yourself in the old time and admire this great Gate! It is rich in history and nice sculptures. We parked there and walked in the park next to the ocean than entered the city by walking across this gate. Very nice and worth checking
Porta Felice is a monumental city gate of Palermo dating to the 16th and 17th centuries. It is the water-side entrance of the Cassaro (the main and most ancient street of the city).
Seeing a city gate provides a sense of the form of the...More
Really close to the seaside shore, these two historic towers represent an ancient entrance to the city. Not much to see here, perhaps a quick visit outside to admire the stunning architecture of the building could be enough to then move on ..
Given the proximity to our apartment this was one of the first architectural monuments we saw, and very impressive the twin towers are.
In former times it and Porta Nuova formed the extent of the city. It was badly damaged in the war but has...More