Saint Gallo Gate

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  • Address: Piazza della Liberta, 31, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy, Florence
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids

One of the most iconic and historic landmarks in Florence is the Saint Gallo Gate or the Porta San Gallo. It is located bang opposite the Arc de Triomphe and is in the Piazza della Liberta, being a part of the walls of the city of Florence. For a very long time, it has played a crucial role in controlling the traffic, as it happens to be the northernmost gate of Florence, connecting to Bologna. The massive gates have inscriptions on them and the keys are still stored in the Museum of Florence. It is a wonderful opportunity for people to view a specimen of Renaissance architecture in Florence and get a taste of the rich cultural history of Italy.

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  • Saint Gallo Gate Address: Piazza della Liberta, 31, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy, Florence
  • Saint Gallo Gate Timing: 24-hrs
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  • 0.01% of people who visit Florence include Saint Gallo Gate in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Saint Gallo Gate visit around 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saint Gallo Gate

Tuesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saint Gallo Gate

People normally club together Gate Of Saint Nicholas and Accademia Gallery while planning their visit to Saint Gallo Gate.

People also prefer to start their day with Saint Gallo Gate.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Saint Gallo Gate Reviews & Ratings

  • Very old, stone gate. With some lion statues on it. At the outskirts of the main touristy area of Florence. This would get 5 stars if there wasn’t so much trash around the park. And shady people sitting on the benches. Still, cool spot. Not a bad place to kill 10-15 minutes.

  • It’s in repairing

  • Una porta davvero magnifica a pochi passi dal centro della città. Un monumento da vedere assolutamente.

  • Era una delle porte della città che sopportava il traffico più intenso, perché era quella più settentrionale, collegata con la strada per Bologna. Sulla porta, le cui chiavi sono ancora conservate nel Museo di Firenze com'era, un'iscrizione ricorda la fondazione della costruzione nel 1285 per impulso del Capitano di parte Guelfa Rolandino da Canossa, mentre un'altra più tarda celebra il passaggio di Re Federico IV di Danimarca, che nel 1708 fu protagonista di un imbarazzante episodio in città. Sull'esterno è decorata da due Marzocchi, o leoni di Parte Guelfa, in pietra, mentre nella lunetta interna conserva tracce di un affresco con la Madonna e santi. Subito al di fuori della porta sorgeva il complesso del convento di San Gallo, opera di Giuliano Giamberti

  • Um momento a visitar

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