Porta Verona

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9. Porta Verona

Going in and then leaving towards the outside for about ten metres, looking at the impressive façade of the gate, we can see the place, in the centre of the gate, where there was the likeness of St. Mark’s Lion.

This effigy, a symbolic image of the Republic of Venice, was destroyed by Napoleon, as a sign of contempt, after the treaty of Campoformio in 1797.

A visual reconstruction of how the gate must have looked when it was intact can be seen at the start of the bridge.

Returning to the city through the gate, keeping to the right we can see the gardens of Parco Catullo, and the Francesco Primo Barracks of 1822, now the seat of the school of police.