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Old City Gate: Worth a Look

Porta Galliera is located in the north of the historic center of Bologna, next to the central... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JolieMarjorie
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State of Bremen, Germany
City gate

In the city of Bologna the architecture is so beautiful! And this is another one: Porta Galliera. A... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
FayeInAmsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Piazza XX Settembre, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Porta Galliera is located in the north of the historic center of Bologna, next to the central railway station and not far from the old Via Galliera (Galliera street). You won't miss it if you walk from the railway station to the center. Porta Galliera...More

2  Thank JolieMarjorie
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

In the city of Bologna the architecture is so beautiful! And this is another one: Porta Galliera. A small “Porta” with a big history.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This city gate is just across the road from Bologna Centrale Station and is under 2-3 mins' walk. Very well maintained and good for a quick visit and photo stop.

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Since this structure is so close to the train station, you shouldn't miss seeing it and making it the beginning your Bologna experience. It is also near the main drag of Via Independza. It is a couple of hundred years old after its latest restoration...More

3  Thank Stan W
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It is a nice place, with ruins, if you have to wait your train it is almost in front of the station.

1  Thank Leto30grados
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Porta Galliera was one of the gates in the third and outer ancient city walls of Bologna, as Bologna grew over the centuries new city walls were erected to accommodate the expanding city. The original gate was built in the thirteenth century, but was rebuilt...More

1  Thank kpiddy
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

When you come from the railway station and want to go into the city, it is still today the gate to the Via Indenpendenza, to the Old city. It is very nicely renovated

Thank 545medva
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