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GetCOO | Porta Siberia

Porta Siberia

In the 16th century, the walls were no longer able to stand an attack with the new firearms so they were modified to create new Star forts .Were also completed walls along the sea, including the entire shoreline between the St. Thomas gate and the Molo Vecchio (Old Pier). In this stretch of wall some gates were built, one for each pier of the port. At the end of Molo Vecchio in the second half of this century Galeazzo Alessi designed Porta Siberia, splendid example of Renaissance military architecture. From here the walls are linked to those already existing on the sea side of Sarzano and Carignano hills and reached the mouth of Bisagno.