Porta Siberia

Genoa, Italy

Porta Siberia is a massive gate, dating back to 1551-53. It was the work of Galeazzo Alessi and once formed part of the 16th-century walls. Its name derives from 'cibaria' (foodstuffs), for it was through this gate that the city's produce passed, both on arrival from the sea and departure towards other ports in the Mediterranean.Once used as a customs area, after the Old Port was restructured it was turned into a museum devoted to the painter and set designer Emanuele Luzzati, housing temporary exhibitions by the Genoese artist and by leading contemporary illustrators.

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Founded: 1551
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Adam (5 months ago)
Absolutely incredible piece of history. Built in 1551. All the food for the warehouses and markets of genoa passed through this gate for centuries - imagine how many must have passed under that arch
EvZheniya K. (11 months ago)
I’m so freaking tired of museums not accepting cards!!! First we came to see that you changed the schedule and the second time (on the same day) we came to find out you don’t accept cards! You wasted our time!!!
Aldo Termine (2 years ago)
The Porta del Molo ... known to most as Porta Siberia ... is located in the ancient port of Genoa .... it was part of the defensive system built in the sixteenth century by the Umbrian architect Galeazzo Alessi .... now the museum Luzzati .... The Porta del Molo (commonly and erroneously known as Porta Siberia) was one of the gates of entry to the city of Genoa ...... From Porta Siberia goods entered Genoa ... colors and spices that would arrive throughout Europe ... For years it was the city's food repository. In fact, Siberia is said to derive from a distortion .... The name "Siberia" seems to derive from "Cibaria" ........ Since by sea .... through this passage ..... foodstuffs passed .... those destined for the city at the entrance .... those towards other ports of the Mediterranean on exit ..... Here is the museum dedicated to the master scenographer E.Luzzati ......... I GELSI create pleasant .. SHADOWS .... the view of the boats moored on the piers invite visitors to stop on the benches along the descents of the old pier .....
Giuosuè Zeneize (2 years ago)
The Porta del Molo ... known to most as Porta Siberia ... is located in the ancient port of Genoa .... it was part of the defensive system built in the sixteenth century by the Umbrian architect Galeazzo Alessi .... now the museum Luzzati .... The Porta del Molo (commonly and erroneously known as Porta Siberia) was one of the gates of entry to the city of Genoa ...... From Porta Siberia goods entered Genoa ... colors and spices that would arrive throughout Europe ... For years it was the city's food repository. In fact, Siberia is said to derive from a distortion .... The name "Siberia" seems to derive from "Cibaria" ........ Since by sea .... through this passage ..... foodstuffs passed .... those destined for the city at the entrance .... those towards other ports of the Mediterranean on exit ..... Here is the museum dedicated to the master scenographer E.Luzzati ......... I GELSI create pleasant .. SHADOWS .... the view of the boats moored on the piers invite visitors to stop on the benches along the descents of the old pier .....
Colby Holland (2 years ago)
Features an interesting exhibition about a new bridge being built nearby with fun, interactive games for kids
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