Porta Leoni is an ancient Roman gate in Verona, northern Italy.Porta dei Leoni is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
The gate was built during the Roman Republic by P. Valerius, Q. Caecilius, Q. Servilius and P. Cornelius, and restructured in imperial times. It was connected to the road which led to Bologna and Aquileia.
The original Roman name is unknown. During the Middle Ages it was called Porta San Fermo, due to the nearby church, while in the Renaissance it was known as Arco di Valerio. The current name derives from a Roman tomb decorated with two lions (Italian: leoni), now moved near Ponte Navi.
The gate has a square structures, with a double façade and two towers which looked towards the countryside. Now only half of the inner façade, covered with white stone in the imperial age, and the foundings are visible. The original decorations are all lost. The lower part is similar to that of Porta Borsari (also in Verona), while the upper part has an exedra with twisted columns.
Porta dei Leoni Reviews
You don't need to go far to see these ruins. They are literally on the street as you wander through Verona. Just another thing to do while in town. more »
We walked out of our way to see this attraction. If I had to do it all over again, I would not have done it. There wasn't much to see. The attraction is more the idea that there are Roman ruins... more »
Here, decorated with lovely and sad story between Romio, julieta!!!
Beautiful gate. It's always impressive to see such a monument still standing after 2000 years!
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