Porta al Prato (Meadow Gate)

Porta al Prato

District / neighborhood: Porta al Prato

Among the most beautiful places in Italy, you will find the beautiful Tuscany which allows its visitors to enjoy real Italy. Although it is one of the most visited destinations in the land of the boot, Tuscany manages to maintain an authentic and somewhat wild atmosphere, which adds to its charm and makes it an unforgettable place.

If you are one of the history buffs, one of the sites that is a must-stop is the ancient gate of the meadow which dates back to 1285 and is considered one of the oldest gates in Florence.

This gate is one of the few gates of the city walls that have survived to this day and thanks to its central location right in the heart of the old city it attracts many visitors every day.

The Meadow Gate is named after the square in front of it, which is also one of the most central places in Florence and serves as a meeting point for tours that go between popular spots in the city, while other tours stop there.

Of course, all these do not miss the impressive gate which is a testimony to the fascinating history of Florence.

During your visit there you will be able to get an impression of the impressive stone structure which stands there to this day and has been amazingly preserved over the years.

At the top of the building, there is a sloped roof which is supposed to help in case of artillery shelling and the keen eye will notice that above the roof stands a wind vane which is also of course of tactical importance.

It is also interesting to know about the nearby gate and square because during the Middle Ages they were one of the most important intersections in the city and during the 16th century AD the entire area underwent massive development that made it a central and lively place around which events and festivals were held.

Since then, the gate has remained one of the most important and central places of the city, and near it, there are many other points of interest worth stopping at.

צילום: Luca Aless – CC BY-SA 4.0

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A historical site

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