Torri di Porta Soprana, Genoa

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  • The name of the gate comes from the Italian "sopra"-"over"-due to the location at the top of the Hill of Sant Andrea, from which Gates got the second name that was used before the 20th century. Surviving gate was part of a second line of fortifications of the city. These walls, called Barbarossa, Genoese walls erected in 1155-1159 Gg. to protect against the German Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, capturing Milan and demanding tribute from Genoa. Prizhimistym and intransigent Genoese was easier for the money to build the wall. Barbarossa Genoa took, as his apologists-not Nazis took Moscow in 1941, though, and called the plan an attack on the USSR in honor of Emperor ryzheborodogo (Barba Rossa (red) Red Beard). Sheer walls, occupying valuable urban land were sryty during the time of intensive construction. The fashion for "New dark ages" came only in XIX century, Yes and type fans Violetta Le Duc, re-establishing of Carcassonne, or Ludwig II, Builder of Neuschwanstein, in Genoa. Housing construction has been so intense that the Genoese managed to plug the House even on the arch between the towers. There at the turn of XVIII-XIX centuries lived representative of the famous dynasty of executioners, Sansonov Paris otrubivshej head first to the King Louis XVI, Queen Marie Antoinette, and then the leaders of the French Revolution, Danton, Demulenu, Saint-Juste and Robesperu. The proximity to Port-soprano was logical because the towers themselves were used as a prison. You can climb the towers, from there a nice view of the remains of the old town and port.
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  • A very interesting place, right beside the House of Christopher Columbus. Kind of like the remains of a medieval fortress. The only Tower preserved to our days.
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  • This medieval gate, Porta dei Vacca, differently, for example by the latter in front of the old port, between via Pre's and via del campo, is placed higher than the level of the entire area which also includes the Doge's Palace and which now has piazza De Ferrari. For this was called Porta Soprana. Recommend to visit it, along with the neighborhood that surrounds it, particularly the ancient buildings and streets adjacent to the South side. Enjoy your visit.
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  • Great little gem hidden in the streets of Genoa.
  • An old gate with two high towers. Many restaurant options around.
  • It's a nice port in the middle of Genova. Many nice restaurants nearby.
  • Impressive to see these towers still standing after all these centuries.
  • Interesting and historical neighborhood.
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