Porta Borsari

In Roman times, if you went along the Via Postumia, you would have had to enter the city of Verona trough Porta Borsari.

It used to be called Porta Jovia in the days of the empire, because of the nearly temple dedicated to Juppiter Lustralis and was later named Porta Borsarii because it was the point of tax payment from travellers entering and leaving the city.

Only the façade is visible today, and its decorative elements were added during the Imperial Age. Porta Borsari was, in fact, a fort with look-out towers, an internal court-yard and troops of soldiers. It bears an inscription dedicated to the Emperor Galienus.

You can see it only from outside.

Address: Corso Porta Borsari, 37121 Verona.

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