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Porta San Nicolò - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 45.864 E 011° 15.899
32T E 682311 N 4848199
Quick Description: The Porta San Nicolò (Door of St. Nicolas)is one of the doors of the ancient city of Florence.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 4/22/2015 9:20:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMNR0Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
"The door of St. Nicolas (Porta San Nicolò) forms one of the ancient entry points to Florence, when the city was protected from attacks by an imposing outer wall. As little remains of the city's historic walls today, these doors, standing alone, are referred to as towers (Torre).

Torre San Nicolò's name comes from the zone of Florence by the same name, where the tower is positioned. A distinguishing feature of the San Nicolò tower is that it is the only one not to have been lowered in height during the 1500s. Because of this it's the only door in Florence that can give you a real sense of what it must have been like to arrive at the gates of the city, as a visitor in medieval times.

Directly behind the tower of St. Nicolas you can find the ramp of Poggi, an architectural feature designed by Giuseppe Poggi, to allow people to arrive at Piazzale Michelangelo by foot. If you choose to look out across the Arno, you will be able to see another of the remaining towers, Porta Zecca."
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Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Decorative only

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Gothic

Address or physical location:
Florence, Italy


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