Immediately next to the Castello Capuano there is the Porta Capuana which was built in 1484 on the design of Giuliano da ... More
Immediately next to the Castello Capuano there is the Porta Capuana which was built in 1484 on the design of Giuliano da Maiano. The impressive triumphal renaissance arch was put between two imposing cylindrical Aragon towers, known as Honor and Virtue. Following the enlargement of the city walls, as ordered by Ferdinando I of Aragon, the city gate was built by moving forward the previous gate which was nearer the castle. The outside side was dressed with white marble and takes on a particularly elegant appearance and creates a strong contrast with the darkness of towers at its side. The marble group of the, "Coronation of Ferdinando I" positioned in the arch of the gate were replaced on the entrance of Carlo V in Naples in 1535 and the coat of arms of the emperor.
The Porta del Palio is one of the most well known gateways in Verona. It was designed by Sanmicheli and
its construction was finished by 1561. It has three archways and is adorned with a host of busts depicting ...
Porta del Popolo was originally known as Porta Flaminia and opened onto the Via Flaminia. It was part of the
Aurelian walls and was the most monumental of Rome's gateways. At one time the exterior was restored by Nanni ...
Forming part of Florence's old 14th century fortifications, of which there are still solid traces, the two walls spread out
from the gate towards Piazza Tasso to the east and to the north west along the Viali dei Colli. ...