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Porta Felice, Palermo
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  • Visited during the ways of treasures, one of the ancient gates of Palermo, which dates back to 500, half collapsed because of the bombing of the second world war and then rebuilt. Currently should be the headquarters of the carabinieri tutela patrimonio artistico nucleus. Beautiful scenery, those few times that it is open to the public a visit does not disappoint
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  • Soaring over you can admire a beautiful panorama, the sea and the harbour with the Cove. The popular saying it that it was built without the central arch to allow husbands pluritraditi of noblewomen of the era to pass underneath without smashing the horns. Named after Female Felice Orsini, wife of the Spanish Viceroy Marcantonio Colonna, who, in 1582, he decided to give it a monumental entrance to Caron (Corso Vittorio Emanuele), extended to the sea in 1581. Corso Vittorio Emanuele part from Monreale and reaches the sea. Along the way, stretches of this road take on different names. The door consists of two massive pylons, designed by the architect Mariano Smiriglio and the work continued until 1637. The interval of time allowed for the differentiation of the facades of the pylons: so we have the first order (the one facing the sea) in grey marble and with typical Renaissance style, while the second (after the first and completed by architects Novelli, Smiriglio and Germans) with more features which tend to Baroque. Following the bombing of the second world war, the tight-head prop was almost entirely destroyed, but was rebuilt a few years later.
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  • Its construction was decided, circa 1580, as a monumental entrance of Cassaro (today corso Vittorio Emanuele), but only began in 1602 to complete approximately forty years later; This has led to a diversification of styles of the pylons, ranging from Renaissance to Baroque. For four hundred years hence is the protagonist of the life of Palermo, between the sacred and the profane; through it, in fact, passed both the religious processions that the carriages of aristocrats to walk. Popular item wants it to be built with two pylons not connected with each other to allow the husbands of Dames go under without betrayed smashing the "horns". Following the bombing of the second world war, the tight-head prop was almost entirely destroyed, but faithfully reconstructed in a short time.
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  • Another of the city gates, this one close to a sea promenade and the docks. Very beautiful and worth a visit.
  • 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
  • One of the main gates and well kept the city rebuilt in part after the bombing of the "allies" in the second
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  • Offices, during "the ways of treasures" the entrance was opened to the public. From the terrace enjoying spectacular views. On the one hand, the Foro Italico and the sea, on the other, corso Vittorio Emanuele and the city centre. To visit!
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  • A witness of a glorious past, of which the city is an orphan.
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