PORTA MURATA

PORTA MURATA OR The Closed Gate

Author: Dott.sa Cinzia Tavoletta Location: VIA SAN BONAVENTURA/PORTA VALLIA Date: XIII secolo Go to the Descriprion Porta Murata, or the Closed Gate, along with thirteen other gates, is part of the four kilometers of wall built between the 11th and 13th centuries that still encircles Viterbo today. PORTA MURATA OR The Closed Gate HISTORY AND…

PORTA VALLIA (Porta Vallia Gate)

Author: Consulenza scientifica Dr.sa Simona Gigliotti Location: VIA DELLE FORTEZZE/PORTA VALLIA Date: Go to the Descriprion Behind the church of Santa Maria of Fortezze, recent restorations reopenend the old Porta Vallia only for pedestrians. The door is also known as Porta di San Leonardo or of the Crucified, for a painting found on the inner…

PORTA SAN PIETRO (San Pietro Gate)

Author: Consulenza scientifica Dr.sa Simona Gigliotti Location: PORTA SAN PIETRO Date: Go to the Descriprion This gate is named after the nearby church founded by cardinal raniero capocci in 1240. at one time, it was also called salicicchia, probably because of its vicinity to the castel di salce. PORTA SAN PIETRO (San Pietro Gate) HISTORY…

PORTA SAN MARCO

PORTA SAN MARCO (GATE SAN MARCO)

Author: Consulenza scientifica Dr. Francesco Petrone Location: VIA DEL TEATRO NUOVO/PORTA SAN MARCO Date: Go to the Descriprion In a nook along the walls that runs along the Monastery of St. Rose, the arc of Porta San Marco, constructed in 1208, is still visible today. PORTA SAN MARCO (GATE SAN MARCO) HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION In…

Viterbo Città d'Arte - Porta Fiorita

PORTA FIORITA (Gate Fiorita)

Author: Consulenza scientifica Dr.sa Simona Gigliotti Location: VIA DI PORTA FIORITA/PORTA FIORITA Date: Go to the Descriprion The oldest door in the San Pietro neighborhood is certainly Porta Fiorita. The door was closed due to the street being lowered and became difficult to enter the city with wagons and livestock. The door was replaced by…

Viterbo Città d'Arte - Porta Faul

PORTA FAUL (Faul Gate)

Author: Consulenza scientifica Dr.sa Simona Gigliotti Location: VIA FAUL/PORTA FAUL Date: 1568 Go to the Descriprion Porta Faul  opens in an old tower, whose top was demolished. Epigraph recalls that the opening of Faul door came in 1568, after the close of Valle door, with the permission of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. PORTA FAUL (Faul Gate)…

PORTA DI VALLE (Di Valle Gate)

Author: Consulenza scientifica Dr.sa Simona Gigliotti Location: VIA SAN PAOLO/PORTA DI VALLE Date: Go to the DescriprionPORTA DI VALLE (Di Valle Gate) The original name was Port Eviali. He was defended by the Branca Tower. The entrance arch is still visible outside the walls, near the place where still protrudes today the apse of the…

PORTA DEL CARMINE (Del Carmine Gate)

Author: Consulenza scientifica Dr.sa Simona Gigliotti Location: VIA DEL CARMINE/PORTA DEL CARMINE Date: Go to the Descriprion Porta Del Carmine originally took its name from the church and covenant of the order of the Carmelitani Scalzi, which stood nearby the gate and was first recorded in 1290 by Pope Niccolo IV. The gate retains its…

PORTA BOVE (Bove Gate)

Author: Consulenza scientifica Dr.sa Simona Gigliotti Location: VIA DEL PILASTRO, 8 Date: Go to the Descriprion This opening was constructed on the orders of the Roman senator Bonaventura. The construction is remembered in an epigraph above the door alongside the Papereschi family’s coat of arms, to which Pope Innocent II belonged. According to the Scriattoli,…