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, and today is a Look-Out Tower that tourists climb to admire the city.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 4/22/2015 9:19:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMNR0W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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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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Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 160.00


Opening times and fees: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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