"Porta Savoia" Susa Things to Do Tip by JLBG

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  Porta Savoia
  • Porta Savoia - Susa
      Porta Savoia
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  • Porta Savoia - Susa
      Porta Savoia
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  • Porta Savoia and Cattedrale San Giusto - Susa
      Porta Savoia and Cattedrale San Giusto
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  • Cattedrale San Giusto - Susa
      Cattedrale San Giusto
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In order to protect the city from the invasions, it was, in the second century AD enclosed in a powerful city wall with round towers. Porta Savoia (Savoy entrance) opens in the west. It is made of two cylindrical towers with opening all around, allowing to defend in every direction. They were lowered in the XVIIIth.

Porta Savoia is shown on the second photo from the outside of the city walls. There were main roadworks ahead and I could not take the photo as I would have liked to. On the left of the gate, the entrance of Cattedrale San Giusto (Cathedral Saint Just)

The third photo was taken on the occasion of another visit, from the street that leads to Arco di Augusto and shows better Porta Savoia from the outside.

The fourth photo shows then main entrance of Cattedrale San Giusto.

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2006
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