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Porta Borsari, Corso Porta Borsari, Verona

This is the old Roman arched entrance to the city of Verona. The Porta Borsari.

 

It is at the end of Corso Porta Borsari.

 

It was the decuman gate of the Roman city. All we see today is one facade, which faces towards Corso Cavour.

 

This remnant of Roman Verona is next in importance to the Amphitheatre, and dates from the second hald of the 1st century. The gateway, which formed part of the first circle of city walls, consists of the two original arches with their lintels, tympana, and columns, surmounted by a double row or windows.

 

The decoration on these windows inspired the architects of the Renaissanc period, from Sanmicheli onwards.

 

The gate bears an inscription dating to 245 AD. in which Verona is given its Roman name: COLONIA VERONA AUGUSTA.

 

Information from "Verona: History and Masterpieces - English Edition".

 

The Porta Borsari at the far end of the Corso Porta Borsari.

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Taken on July 11, 2010