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Porta dei Borsari, Verona

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Walk through a piece of ancient history at Porta dei Borsari, a Roman gate dating back to the first century CE. Admire the city's former main entrance and look for the inscription from the period of Emperor Gallienus' reign, when the gate was likely reconstructed. Once richly decorated, the arched gate now retains only its whitish facade and some detailing. Sandwiched between modern buildings, it creates an interesting contrast between new and old. Add Porta dei Borsari to your Verona travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Verona itinerary planner.
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  • Porta Borsari is an ancient Roman gate leading into the heart of one of Verona's most elegant shopping streets the Corso Porta Borsari. Builtt in the early 1st century it was initially called “Porta L...  more »
  • This is the remnants of the main Roman gates to ancient Verona. The surrounding buildings suppress the former grandeur and clearly dilute the effect this ancient structure could have produced if it st...  more »
  • This was on our itinerary of things to see as we visited Verona but was intended to be something we passed while making our way elsewhere. As we approached from the back of it we weren't very impresse...  more »

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The historical center of Verona is packed with famous luxury hotels, which offer all the modern conveniences but also tend to be very expensive and require booking months in advance. If you're a spontaneous traveler visiting on a budget and staying in the central area is not one of your musts, consider checking into a small B&B or family-operated farm just outside the city. Verona's picturesque countryside offers less expensive but comfortable lodgings with good food and friendly hosts, all within a short drive from the bustling city center.
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