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Porta Cavalleggeri, Rome

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  • It was part of the Leonine walls, is located to the left of the Colonnade, walled remnants are still visible today; was the door close to the barracks of the guard.
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  • Not much to see, but an interesting bit of history. This is one of the former gates that accessed Vatican City though the Leonine walls. It is walled in now but sits just to the left of the now West e...  more »
  • Now walled up, was in with his tower to the Vatican from the West; However there is still its shape at the large open space which it called, always along the leonine walls. During your visit we note the Ashlar arch with the coat of arms of Pope Borgia, has this name in particular for the proximity to the stables of chivalry or the Papal guard. We have no certain information on its primitive construction, but it was restored by Sangallo the younger. Admirable remains next to the remains of the donjon and the door walled up a Roman sarcophagus, reused as a source, still working.
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