"Porta di Santo Stefano" City Walls - Gates Tip by Airpunk

City Walls - Gates, Bologna: 5 reviews and 12 photos

  Porta di Santo Stefano
by Airpunk

This gate is one of ten remaining city gates. It was first built in the 13th century, but later replaced by the present building. Although it is not considered as Bologna's main gate, it gained a symbolic character: In 1805, Napoelon marched through this gate into the city. The gate also contains a commemorative plaque to the uprise against the Austrian rulers in the mid-19th century.

This building, which is surely not the most beuatiful in Bologna, stands on a square which is among the most congested in the city.

Address: Piazza di Porta Santo Stefano
Directions: At the southern end of Via Santo Stefano and the northeastern corner of the Queen Margherita gardens

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2006
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