Porta del Palio, Verona

Porta del Palio, Verona

The Porta del Palio is a very famous gateway that is decorated with heroes of war. It is located in the city of Verona. It was designed by Michele Sanmicheli and completed in 1561. It is named after the race that passed through the area. It is located near the Port St. Maximus and is one of the most recognizable and beautiful gates in the city.

From 1207 to 1450, the race happened on the first Sunday during Lent. From 1450 to 1797, it was held on Fat Thursday. In 1797, the race was discontinued. Even the poet Dante, mentioned the gates and the popular competition in a poem.

If you stay overnight in the city and want to enjoy Verona’s most famous gateway and other attractions, it is recommended to stay at the Porta del Palio Hotel. It is located close to the city’s center and allows you quick access to other attractions such as the Arena, the Mura di Verona, the Galleria d'Arte Mercato, the Museo Della Radio d'Epoca, the Porta del Palio, the San Luca, the SS. Nazaro e Celso, the Studio la Città, the Palazzo Verità Poeta, and the Museo degli affreschi. Tourists can visit 24 hours a day seven days a week.

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Porta del Palio on Map

Sight Name: Porta del Palio
Sight Location: Verona, Italy (See walking tours in Verona)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Verona, Italy

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