Portani della Bra, Verona

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    Portoni della Brà
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    Portoni della Brà

    by Twan Written Oct 22, 2013

    Archway at the Piazza Brà

    The Portoni della Brà, the two arches of the town gate, enclose the Piazza Brà to the south. Through the arches you can reach the Porta Nova, which connects the old town with its fortifications in the south. Originally the Portoni della Brà were not designed as a city gate but rather were intended as a passageway between the Castelvecchio and the Citadel. You can see the last remains of the walls of the former Citadel near the Piazza Citadella.

    Both the archways and the former citadel were built by Gian Galeazzo Visconti in the 14th century.

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    Portoni della Bra & Museo Maffeiano

    by globetrott Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    "Portoni della Bra" is the name of this huge gate of the medival wall next to Piazza Bra.For me it is always again amazing to see such a wall that remained almost unchanged since 800 years now and is still able to cooperate with our modern cartrafic...
    Museo Maffeiano is the oldest lapidarium / museum of inscriptions in Europe. It is dating back to the 18th century and you will find it when you walk a passage under the arcade of the Filarmonico. (thanks a lot Boris / croisbeauty for these informations !)

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    Portoni della Bra

    by BruceDunning Updated Aug 29, 2009

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    These arches date back to around 50 BC, and were the main and only entry into the original walled fortress city. The newer arches are on the other side of the arena and called Porta Nuovo (for new port arches). The old arches are form 1480, and close by is the pentagon shaped tower still standing. The Via is Bra and leads into Piazza Erbe about 1/2 walk further.

    Portoni Arhces to enter  old section Via Bra Arana square on way to Portoni arhc entry
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    Piazza Bra

    by Sjalen Written May 21, 2005

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    The square with the internationally funny name (in Swedish "bra" means good, not to mention the English meaning). Although square...it's actually more of a triangle or pentagram. This is probably the first of the great Verona squares you reach since most visitors come from the train/bus station. The area has always been a lively place since this is where you also find the Arena, one of the most famous sights in Verona. As you can see, bars and restaurants are lined up one after the other here and with the Arena view, they know they can charge just about anything for a drink! However, it's still worth soaking up the atmosphere here once. It IS nice to enjoy a glass of the local wine in the shadow of a huge historical monument. The yellow house just above the lady in red in the picture is where Garibaldi held his famous "Rome or die!" speech to the people. There is also a green space in the middle of the square, again good for looking at the Arena whilst having a rest and this time for free. There are often various street exhibitions and musical events in the square too.

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    The city gates - Portoni della Bra

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 23, 2004

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    The Portoni della Bra is consisting of two huge arches surmounted by battlements which formed part of the walls built by Gian Galeazzo Visconti at the end of 14th century.
    The gateway is flanked on one side by Torre Pentagona, which was also built at the end of 14th century.
    This is the main entrance into the old core of the town, and right behind this gate there is Piazza Bra and Arena di Verona.

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    Portani della Bra

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 16, 2014

    It is a towngate going over the busiest road into old Verona, the Corso Porta Nuova, which leads to Piazza Bra. Just a nice spot on Piazza Bra.

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    Portani della Bra

    by artonice Written Aug 29, 2006

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    This Gate welcomes you while entering the old Verona.After you enter from this gate you'll see the Arena and Bra square.

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    The Portoni della Bra

    by Jeca011 Written Sep 17, 2004

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    The Portoni della Bra are two mighty looking arches with battlemans built in the sexteen century on top of the buildings which once made up fourteenth century wall once surrounding the city.

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    Bra Gate

    by Goner Updated Mar 31, 2003

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    The Bra Gate is the main entrance into the old center of the town. Just beyond this gate is a Piazza Bra and the arena of Verona.

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