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Torresotto di Porta Nova

Via Porta Nova - 40100 Bologna (BO)

Reference maps: D-2


Date of last update: 31/01/2018, 12:35

The  torresotto,  or  Porta  Nova  gate,  belongs  to  the  second  ring  of  
walls, the so-called Torresotti ring, completed in 1192. The ring was 4
Km long and included 16 gates and 2 posterns (small inconspicious
doors).  The  walls  were  8  m  high  and  decorated  with  brick  merlons  
(solid  upright  structures).  Three  rings  of  walls  built  over  several  
centuries surrounded the whole city. The oldest ring, made of seleni-
te  (a  common  local  stone)  blocks,  was  made  centuries  earlier  than  
the last one corresponding to the current inner ring road.

by car: located in restricted traffic zone ZTL. Ring road exits n. 7/7bis direction city center.