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Torri di Porta Soprana

Ravecca47n, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 251 6714
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These towers are next to the Columbus house, and largely more interesting. A huge piece of history... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Yorktown Heights, New York
via mobile
Neat ancient gate towers!

This is one of the original 5 gates to the city and is located on the highest point of the road... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Derby, United Kingdom
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Ravecca47n, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 251 6714
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

These towers are next to the Columbus house, and largely more interesting. A huge piece of history right before your eyes. As you walk through I was struck by just how much effort went into it's construction and how they have withstood the tests of...More

Thank rwar407
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is one of the original 5 gates to the city and is located on the highest point of the road leading up to it. It is quite busy as next to it is Christophe Columbus's house and a Romanesque cloister. On the left hand...More

2  Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 28 June 2017

It is amazing to walk up the Via di Porta Soprana towards the imposing 12thC Twin Towers that were originally part of the Genoa City Walls. The area around the Towers has several excellent cafes & souvenir shops, and you can continue your stroll up...More

1  Thank CyberSecureDave
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The Torri di Porta Soprana was the majestic entrance in the east of the city for who arrived by the old Roman road. Also known as Porta de Sant'Andrea, it is adorned by two rounded stone towers built in the second half of the 12th...More

1  Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 26 May 2017

two huge towers, guarding the entrance to the narrow old city streets. a really impressive construction - and the house of Christopher Columbus just beside it.

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The tower is very old and broken. It is entrance gate of the ancient port. There are many new buildings inside.

Thank JoyShurjo
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It was gate on ancient city walls apparently of third wall ,that was around the Ligurian capital. It was few time restored and last was about in 12th- century.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There seem to be fewer sights and landmarks in Genova than i.e. Milan, so we also saw the gate / port for the inner city . . again just from outside . . .

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The tower looks better from the outside, no point of paying 5 euro to go inside - there are plenty of old parts of the city to go see the interior of Old and historic, worth a picture outside

Thank Munkhbileg U
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The towers and old walls are interesting to see and makes for nice photographs. There are quite a few restaurants in the area if you want to spend more time.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
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Garry G
4 June 2016|
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Response from The_Pale_Ridah | Reviewed this property |
Yo, normal visiting hours 9-5pm, tickets can be purchased inside the Christopher Columbus house at the street intersection