A great city wall

In 1155 the fear of a siege by Emperor Barbarossa pushes the Genoese to a gigantic effort: almost doubling the turn of the existing walls by incorporating the defensible slopes of Castelletto, well beyond the urbanized part of the city of that time. On this occasion the doors and the existing stretch on the south part of Porta Soprana (which is the only one left today) were redone.

On Barbieri's map dating 1200 are underlined: in red with empty dots the walls now lost; in red with full dots and a continuous line the existing doors and walls; in blue the walls of the Marina (1276), of Grazie and Malapaga (1287).

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