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Porta dei Borsari

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Address: Via Diaz and Corso Porta Borsari | angolo con Via A. Diaz, 37100, Verona, Italy
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Main Entrance to Roman Verona

We did the Rick Steves walking tour and it took us through the Porta Borsari. This gate functioned as a "toll booth" for Verona. We stepped into the cafe nearby and looked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the Rick Steves walking tour and it took us through the Porta Borsari. This gate functioned as a "toll booth" for Verona. We stepped into the cafe nearby and looked through th eglass panel in the floor that shows the original Roman foundation.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Porta dei Borsari went up in the 1st century AD and its facade still shows what a grand entrance to the city it was. I stopped immediately when it loomed in front of us, showing off white limestone, two arches, columns, capitals and a two-floor wall with 12 arched windows. This is all that's left of a former fort with... More 

Thank Rumples
Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gate can be attributed to the 1st century a.c. but it seems to have been erected on the ruins of a previous gate of the 1st century b.c.. More, there is another inscription which suggests that the gate that we observe is to be connected to the reign of Emperor Gallienus 250 a.c. Below it rans the "Via Postumia"... More 

Thank raoulhood
Newick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right by our hotel this old entry to the town is one you will not miss, the buses stop just outside. There is a very nice bar just outside and worth a drink at.

Thank PeglegSussex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ineresting remnant of Roman times, It makes a good landmark and if you can find your way from here to your hotel you will never get lost because everyne can giv you directions to it.

Thank johnstewart2west
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Arches on Arches - worth a visit to view the way that it has been built. Looks better in the Tourist Board photos!

Thank MacScout
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Love Italy - love how casually you can just stumble across a two thousand year old structure - just as part of the street furniture - its almost blasé. Wonderful to see yet difficult to comprehend - its age is pretty mind-blowing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is real roman history you can touch and all the more beautiful for being time worn yet still sturdy and finctional and used by thousands of people every day. The outside is more decorative than the inside and quite a revalation if you approach from the inside as we did the first time. This is a must see sight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Incredible to believe that this can still be standing and part of this beautiful city. Walked through from both directions, always a major attraction to many tourists but a must see. The oldest entrance to the city!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A must see on any sightseeing tour, located between Piazza Bra to Piazza dei Signori, the Porta dei Borsari represents the original "gate" into the old city of Verona. It dates from around 1 AD.

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