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"The City Gates - Porta Palio" Top 5 Page for this destination Verona Things to Do Tip by croisbeauty

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  Porta Palio
by croisbeauty
  • Porta Palio - Verona
      Porta Palio
    by croisbeauty
  • - Verona

This gateway takes its name from a "Palio" or horserace which used to be run in the vicinity. It was once known as the Porta di San Sisto and is Sanmicheli's masterpiece in his capacity as a military architect.
The outer facade is built of smooth square-hewn stones rigorously partitioned by paired columns, while the inner consists of five openings, in which classical simplicity merges with delightful Mannerist decoration.
The gateway was built between 1542 and 1557.
Stradone Porta Palio, right behind the gateway, leads you in front of Castelvecchio. If you turn on the right in Circonvallazione A. Oriani you can reach to Verona Zoo park.

Address: Viale Luciano dal Cero

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2011
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