on July 10, 2004
Porta San Feridano (1324) and the adjoining stretch of the wall are one of the best preserved parts of the fortifications. The gate protected the road to Pisa. It preserves interesting ironwork and huge wooden doors. High up on the tower is the emblem of the city.
Via Romana, one of the most important streets of the Oltrrarno, leads to the Porta Romana, a well-preserved gate (1237).
Porta San Giorgio (St George Gate) is at the end of the Costa di San Giorgio. The gate was built in 1260 and is the oldest gate to survive. The fresco within the arch is the Virgin and St George. On the other side is a carving of St George fighting the dragon.
Pretty Porta San Miniato (14th century), a small arch in the wall, is at the end of Via San Miniato.
Massive Porta San Niccolo (1324) is at the end of Via San Niccolo. Its high tower remains intact. The staircase leads to the top.
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