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natters14
Portsmouth, UK3,334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
We visited here after the botanical garden and a lovely lunch nearby.

It is the historical gateway between the city and harbour/port.

You can get some good perspectives and photos.

Worth a visit.
Written 23 July 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This is one of the gates in the medieval city walls. It is located in the oldest part of the historic district.

It has been beautiful restored after being damaged during WWII.
Written 30 July 2021
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Sally62
Northampton, UK5,791 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Situated at the end of Via Vittorio Emanuele next to the port area (La Cala) it would be easy to miss this C17th gateway as it's a bit out of the main sightseeing area but they are quite beautiful - worth a look if you are nearby.
Written 28 January 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Friends
We came across this gate while sightseeing in the sea area. At first, I did not recognize it as a gateway. Unlike the majority of gates, this does not have an overhead portion connecting the two sides. This is the second gate to Palermo that I saw on this visit. The first, Porta Nuova (rebuilt over the 1667 to 1669 period, after the second gate on the site was destroyed by fire), looks older to me but is a little newer. Porta Felice was built over the 1582 to 1637 period. The long period to completion is due to construction stoppage. One of the sides was severely damaged during WW2 and subsequently rebuilt.
Written 10 March 2019
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matthew d
Caldicot, UK352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Amazing site to see in an amazing location gates to the city you have the harbour with yachts and fishermen boats then you have this stunning gate to the city and through it one of the longest roads in Palermo with shops,markets and stalls
Written 8 October 2018
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This magnificent Gate is located at the junction of Foro Italico Umberto 1 and Via Vittorio Emanuele with the Foro Italico and sea as a background. The Gate dates to 1582 when construction began but as a result of various interruptions in construction, it was not completed until 1637. It suffered some damage during WWII and has been partially restored. Impressive when viewed from the upper deck of the Sightseeing Bus.
Written 7 July 2018
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myraevans1942
Toronto, Ontario325 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Our hotel was located close to the sea in the old part of the city of Palermo. We especially enjoyed walking through the two historic towers that represented the ancient entrance way to the city. Not a lot to see but part of the experience.
Written 30 June 2018
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Joe S
Boston, MA126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Put yourself in the old time and admire this great Gate! It is rich in history and nice sculptures. We parked there and walked in the park next to the ocean than entered the city by walking across this gate. Very nice and worth checking
Written 5 January 2018
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,525 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Porta Felice is a monumental city gate of Palermo dating to the 16th and 17th centuries. It is the water-side entrance of the Cassaro (the main and most ancient street of the city).

Seeing a city gate provides a sense of the form of the ancient city. There is not much to see here other than the gate itself. Close by there is access to a stairway that goes up onto a section of the old city wall, with a view into Palermo and also out to the sea.

You may also cross the street to the harbor side, but the traffic is very heavy so take care.

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Written 23 March 2017
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy40,406 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
Really close to the seaside shore, these two historic towers represent an ancient entrance to the city. Not much to see here, perhaps a quick visit outside to admire the stunning architecture of the building could be enough to then move on ..
Written 17 June 2015
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