Majestic 12th century gate, also known as Porta Sant’Andrea. Be sure to visit the Cloister of Sant'Andrea, a hop, skip and jump away.
Walking through the narrow, winding side streets just beyond the gates gives one the feeling of what it might have been when Christopher Columbus likely walked among these cobblestones. Fascinating architecture. Grab an espresso and sit and watch the locals.
We were wandering around and stumbled onto this medieval tower down one of the side streets in Genoa. Really cool and well preserved old city gate but all you can do is walk around it and take photos. The outside/front part is rounded and decorated while the back/inside is flat and plain (as you'd expect). Also near here is Columbus'... 更多
During our stay in Genova, our apartment was close to the tower called Porta Soprano. We visited the tower and learned about its history. Since the 9th Century, Genova has been defended by walls. Over centuries, the walls have been expanded and had different names. The first known walls were called the 'ninth century walls'. During the 12h Century the... 更多
This is the tallest city gate I've seen so far. It's on a pedestrian street, and you get to walk through it. Not sure if you can visit/go on top of the arch. It's right next to Colombo's birth house.
On the edge of the old city and right next to Christopher Columbus house. Interesting construction.Like all the old buildings in Genoa in a good state of repair - wouldn't be a must see for me, passed it on a walk to the Museum of Modern Art. Walk round and have a look at it before visiting the Romeo and... 更多
Twin 12th century semi-circular towers once served as one of the gateways to Genoa. Significant portions of city were walled to prevent attack ( especially from the French). This gateway stands on the spot of an old road that meandered from Rome to here.
The Torri di Porta Soprana is one of the more recognizable places in the city and the last remains of... 更多