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City Gates

Parts of the “third wall”, which was built at the beginning of the 13th century and demolished at the beginning of the 20th century, is visible through the ten gates. The ten gates can be seen from the ring boulevard around Bologna’s historic city centre.

The city gates (Castiglione, Santo Stefano, Maggiore, San Vitale, San Donato, Mascarella, Galliera, Lame, San Felice, Saragozza) are the only remaining relic of the walls that had protected the town for seven centuries. The San Mamolo and Sant'Isaia gates do not exist anymore.


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