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Porta Soprana

di Soprana, Via S. Pietro della Porta, 16123 Genova GE, Italy

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About Porta Soprana

The Porta Soprana was one of the gateways to the city of Genoa. Among the main architectures, the medieval stone of Genoa is situated on the top of the Plan of Sant'Andrea, from which it takes its name.  It was already one of the access gates to the city at the time of the second Genoese city walls; however, the current building - following the extensive restorations carried out under the direction of Alfredo D'Andrade - reproduces the appearance that the door must have had at the time of its re



Attractions near Porta Soprana

Christopher Columbus' House0.05km from Porta Soprana

The house of Christopher Columbus in Genoa is the reconstruction of the building in which Christopher Columbus lived in his youth.  Today used as a historic museum of the Municipality, the house is located a short distance from the Porta Soprana, just outside the ancient medieval walls. Historical documents have made it possible to ascertain that the navigator lived there in the lapse of time included - indicatively - between 1455 and 1470.

Piazza De Ferrari0.18km from Porta Soprana

Piazza De Ferrari is the main square in Genoa. Located in the heart of the city - and particularly in the ancient district of Portoria - it is the commercial hub, financial and economic, as well as being the main point of reference on the occasion of the most important events of the city life. It has an irregular shape, due to subsequent urban interventions, which resulted in the unification of two contiguous areas, urbanistically differentiated, as also highlighted by the different architectura

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo0.33km from Porta Soprana

The cathedral of San Lorenzo is the most important place of Catholic worship in the city of Genoa, the metropolitan cathedral of the homonymous archdiocese.  It was consecrated to the saint on 10 October 1118 by Pope Gelasius II when only the altar and a surrounding area existed, reserved for prayer, but no elevated structure. During the twelfth century it was built, but still, in the third quarter of the century, it remained unfinished and without a proper facade.

Via XX Settembre0.4km from Porta Soprana

Via XX Settembre is one of the main thoroughfares in the center of Genoa within the Genoese district of San Vincenzo, just under a kilometer in length.  It develops in an east-west direction and, together with Corso Italia - the promenade that runs along the seafront - is one of the favorite places for strolls of the Genoese.  It crosses the two central sestieri of Pretoria and San Vincenzo (from the Monumental Bridge to the outlet in Via Cadorna at Piazza Della Vittoria.

Via Garibaldi0.62km from Porta Soprana

Via Garibaldi, with its architectural wealth and imposing buildings, is one of the main streets of Genoa and one of the largest in the historic centre. Originally Strada Maggiore, then Strada Nuova but known until the nineteenth century as Via Aurea (the Golden Street). In 1882 it was renamed in honour of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Since July 2006 it is inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site Genoa: the Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli.

Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli is the name of a site included in the World Heritage Site located in the historic center of Genoa.  They are a group of streets built by the Genoese aristocracy between the second half of the sixteenth century and the first half of the seventeenth century when the Republic of Genoa was at the height of its maritime and financial power.

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