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Porta Felice, Palermo

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  • Porta Felice is a monumental city gate of Palermo dating to the 16th and 17th centuries. It is the water-side entrance of the Cassaro (the main and most ancient street of the city). Seeing a city gate...  more »
  • Really close to the seaside shore, these two historic towers represent an ancient entrance to the city. Not much to see here, perhaps a quick visit outside to admire the stunning architecture of the b...  more »
  • Given the proximity to our apartment this was one of the first architectural monuments we saw, and very impressive the twin towers are. In former times it and Porta Nuova formed the extent of the city...  more »
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  • one of the two gates on via Vittorio Emanuele. bombed during WW2 and rebuilt. from the top there is a nice view of Foro italico
  • Another of the city gates, this one close to a sea promenade and the docks. Very beautiful and worth a visit.
  • Porta Felice In Palermo. Prolongation of Caron from the Church of Portosalvo unto the sea, prepared by the viceroy Marcantonio Colonna in 1581, had necessitated the opening of a new door also gave prestige to urban "novella promenade" (the today's Foro Italico), for which the previous year had begun the work. The foundation stone for the monumental entrance, which was so called from the name of the viceroy's wife happy Orsini, was laid on 6 July 1582. It seems that the author of the original project had been the engineer senatorio Giovan Battista Collipetra.
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  • Nice view, but torre almost totally closed for fall hazard
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  • Always magnificent overlooks the sea, greet those arriving by sea or those who leave
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