Gate of the medieval city and symbol of the independence of the city-state, today Porta Soprana still represents a border between ancient and modern
The largest gate of the "Barbarossa" city walls, Porta Soprana marks the north-east entrance to the oldest part of the city, from which for over 1000 years the roads leading to the main places of the city have departed: the Castle, the Port, the Cathedral, the streets to the west, up to Porta dei Vacca, on the opposite side. Towards the outside the gate overlooks Piazza Dante with its displays of modernity and a medieval cloister, moved here like a showcase of an urban museum.
Information curated by:
Isabella Rizzitano (2018-2023)