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Porta Borsari, Verona

Porta Borsari, Verona (must see)

Verona is one of the best-preserved cities in Europe. At every corner, one can enjoy its art, history, and culture without entering an exhibition hall. One of the most stunning elements of the metropolis are its many gates that the Romans built and used to protect its citizens and to conduct business.

The Porta Borsari is an ancient Roman gate that was built in the first century AD. It was formerly called the Porta Lovia and the Porta San Zeno before receiving its current name. The gate served as a passageway for the Via Postumia.

The original building was brick and contained an inner court. It was rebuilt in 265 and given a limestone facade. The upper part of the gate features 12 arched windows. The Corso Porta Borsari shopping center leads up to the gate.

Other nearby attractions you can enjoy after visiting the gate include the Galleria Officina d'Arte, the Church of Sant'Eufemia, the Foro Romano in Piazza Erbe, the Monumento alle vittime del 1915, La colonna di San Marco, La fontana di Madonna Verona, the Museo d'arte, the Astra, the Torre dei Lamberti, the Fondazione Museo Miniscalchi Erizzo, and the Case dei Mazzanti.

Why You Should Visit:
Easy to find, looks great and makes for some nice photos.

Tip:
While at it, have a look at the leading from it Corso Porta Borsari – one of Verona's most elegant shopping streets.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Porta Borsari on Map

Sight Name: Porta Borsari
Sight Location: Verona, Italy
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Verona, Italy

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Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
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Verona's Palaces and Gates

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Verona's Museums and Galleries

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles