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Porta Maggiore (formerly Porta Prenestiina), Rome

RIBA25660
NOTES: The Porta Maggiore was built by the Emperor Claudius to support two aqueducts, the Aqua Claudia and the Aqua Anio Novus. It was integrated into the Aurelian Wall as a gate in 271 AD.

Porta San Zeno, Verona

RIBA27118
Sanmicheli, Michele (1484-1559)

Porta Portello (or Porta Venezia), Padua

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Bergamasco, Guglielmo dei Grigi (fl. 1515-1530)
NOTES: The pylons of the Ponte Portello, also shown in the photograph, are contemporary with the gateway while the arches date from the end of the 18th century.

Porta Palio, Verona

RIBA27154
Sanmicheli, Michele (1484-1559)

Porte Narbonnaise, Carcassonne, seen from the barbican

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Viollet-le-Duc, Eugene Emmanuel (1814-1879)
NOTES: Once a separate royal palace built by Bernard Aton Trencavel, this castle was converted into a citadel, consisting of a double ring of ramparts and 53 towers, when Carcassonne became part of the royal estate in 1226. The citadel was was restored by Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc in 1853-1879. After Viollet's death the restorations were completed to his designs by his pupil Paul Boeswillwald. Later the architect Henri Nodet carried out further restoration work.

Porte d'Aude, Carcassonne

RIBA27586
Viollet-le-Duc, Eugene Emmanuel (1814-1879)
NOTES: Once a separate royal palace built by Bernard Aton Trencavel, this castle was converted into a citadel, consisting of a double ring of ramparts and 53 towers, when Carcassonne became part of the royal estate in 1226. The citadel was was restored by Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc in 1853-1879. After Viollet's death the restorations were completed to his designs by his pupil Paul Boeswillwald. Later the architect Henri Nodet carried out further restoration work.
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