Porta Nuova
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Very decorative victory celebration gate, with male telamon pillar forms and the very ornate upper section.
Written March 16, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,824 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
In architecture, Porta Nova looks like at real gate or gateway to the city whereas, Porta Felice, another famed gate of Palermo looks more like a walled entranceway. Both were completed in the 17th century. Porta Nuova was built to be a gateway to the Royal Palace of Palermo (Palazzo dei Normanni) and to commemorate the victory of Charles V, the then Roman Emperor, in the 1535 conquest of Tunis. Thus, this baroque victory gate embellished with decor.
Written March 11, 2019
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,871 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Palermo is a metropolitan city, Sicily island capital, art, culture, food and drink. The great writer Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa was born here.
Written July 25, 2019
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traveltheglobe
Singapore, Singapore723 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Take a nice stroll here after your visit to the Palermo cathedral, buy an arancini from the nearby Sfrigola, find a nice spot to sit and admire the intricate elements of the gate in both Norman and Arab styles. Come during sunset where the colours are softer.
Written June 4, 2020
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Isabela L
Tel Aviv, Israel908 contributions
Dec 2019
The entrance to the old Palermo, the exit from the old Palermo ... what a difference between the old and beautiful part of the city and the new and not too clean part of the city.
Written January 10, 2020
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George S
Halifax, UK178 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
But not something that I would go very far out of my way to see, just happened to be passing whilst walking 'along the prom' - a particularly British pass-time.
Written December 31, 2017
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
May 2021
For many years this gate served as the principal land entry into Palermo.

This is the second gate to stand in this location and dates from 1669. It was built after fire destroyed the 15th century gate in 1667. The original gate was known as the "Porta dell'Aquila" – Gate of the Eagle - and the current gate became known as the Porta Nuova.
Written July 30, 2021
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Stuart_Donald
Royston, UK545 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
Its an archway, but they call it a gate. Its big but its just an archway. There are several others that no one bothers mentioning, so not sure what's so special about this one
Written November 21, 2017
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Amazing part of the walls and gateway to the Old city, with remarkable details and very dominant look. Hard to miss, and definately worth seeing.
Written August 24, 2017
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EJW3
Southold, NY741 contributions
Apr 2017
Porta Nuova is an entrance to the old walled city. It is a local landmark and is located near the entrance to the Norman Castle.
Written April 10, 2017
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