Porta Nuova, Verona
Porta Nuova or New Gate is the name of Verona's main railway station. The railway station has this name because it is located close to an old gate in Verona's city walls called Porta Nuova. This gate was built by Sanmicheli in the sixteenth century. In 1854 this gate was enlarged during the Austrian occupation of Verona.
Of course there are many charming little streets in downtown Verona, but most people get their first taste of the city by walking along Corso Porta Nuova, which begins not far from the train station and ends at Piazza Bra, near the Arena. Since our hotel was located close to the train station, we walked up Corso Porta Nuova every day to reach the city centre, which is something I really enjoyed doing. With its large sidewalks and vibrant atmosphere, it somehow reminded me of the big Parisian boulevards, and it gave me an opportunity to see some of the architecture that lies outside of the more Medieval part of Verona. It's yet another thing that made me fall in love with this city!
If you approach Verona from the south, you’ll pass by the massive Porta Nuova. The road will then lead you directly to the city centre.
The monument was built by Sanmicheli between 1535 and 1540. In 1854 side gateways were added by the Austrians.
The citycentre of Verona is for a large part still surrounded by the medieval townwall. Coming from the south, west or east you will enter the citycentre passing one of the gates.
When we visited the VT party at saturday evening, we entered the town from the south passing by the Porta Nuova. Though it was allready dark, we could recognise the impressive and massive contour of the gate. The original Porta Nuova was built between 1535 and 1540, but some parts are rebuilt in the 19th century.
From the Puerto Nuova we arrived at the Corso Porta Nuova straight to the Piazza Bra with the arena. On our way back out of town we found out that two blocks south of the bar of our VT-party we could drive for several hundreds of meters along the citywalls into the directrion of the Puerta Nuova to find our way out of town.
From Porta Nuova, a wide and straight street that bears the same name, Corso Porta Nuova, leads to the old city gates, “i Portoni della Brà”, in the background of the picture, which are better seen on next photo.
Porta Nuova is one of the several entrances into the city. It is at the same place than a late Renaissance entrance but was built in the middle of the XIXth century, together with the fortifications. The streets now pass on both sides of the entrance and no more underneath.
The massive Porta Nuova through which the visitor enters southern side of the city, is a monument to the genius of Michele Sanmicheli. The Porta Nuova was built between 1535 and 1540, but only part of what is now standing is original, as some of it was rebuilt by the Austrians in 1854.
Corso Porta Nuova, directly to the Piazza Bra and Arena.
Right behind the Porta Nuova there is Corso Porta Nuova which is the easiest way to reach Piazza Bra, Arena and historical centre of the town.
Porta Nuova lies to the south of the city centre near the railway station. It was built between 1535 and 1540 but modified when the Austrians arrived in 1854.
Porta Nuova was built by Sammicheli from 1535 to 1540.
During "Pasque Veronesi" battle, many soldiers were entraped in the underground of Porta Nuova while trying to defend it.