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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Aldo Termine (11 months 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 (14 months ago)
Features an interesting exhibition about a new bridge being built nearby with fun, interactive games for kids
franci 42 (18 months ago)
The Porta del Molo (commonly and erroneously known as Porta Siberia) was one of the entrance gates to the city of Genoa, part of the 16th century walls. Designed by Galeazzo Alessi and built by Antonio Roderio da Carona [1] between 1551 and 1553. The historical name documented is Porta del Molo while the name commonly used today of Porta Siberia is borrowed from an adjacent door, built in more recent times, which in the twentieth century gave the name to the entire complex [2] [3]. In the complex of works for the reorganization of the Porto Antico by Renzo Piano, the door was restored and from 2001 to 2019 it hosted the Emanuele Luzzati Museum. The door of the pier, (I will call it by its real name) from 2019, until today houses the museum on the construction site of the Ponte Morandi. In my opinion, the choice to replace the now failed Museo Luzzati with this new museum is wrong: the money used to replace Luzzati's sculpture with a kind of "model" of a pylon of the new bridge in Genoa and all the preparation of the museum, would have been better used as a fund for a new opening of the Emanuele Luzzati Museum. The 3 stars that I give are considered an average between the conservation of the structure (5 stars) and the choice of replacement of the museum (1 or 2 stars).
Andrea Giorgi (20 months ago)
N.B. Se volete sapere subito il suo errore andate in fondo. Recensione. Oh è bellissima ed interessante, specialmente ora che è stata riaperta al pubblico. Al suo interno, attualmente, si trova la mostra sul nuovo Ponte Morandi, con il calendario dei lavori in tempo reale. Mentre, fino a poco tempo fa, ospitava il Museo Luzzati. Oggi purtroppo fallito. Sotto la porta, e le mura verso Est, si sviluppano le cosidette carceri della "Malapaga". Che erano riservate ai debitori insolventi, da qui il nome. La porta è imponente di fattura cinquecentesca, progettata dall'Alessi e restaurata nel 1800, se ricordo bene. Il suo nome deriverebbe da cibarie, o cibaria, da cui Siberia. Era da qui, infatti, che passavano le cibarie scese dalle navi. Per passare il controllo della dogana. Da notare le cannoniere in alto. Devo però far notare un fatto: Errore. Comunemente conosciuta come: "Porta Siberia". In realtà essa è la: "Porta del Molo". Infatti si trova all'indirizzo di: "Piazzale Porta del Molo 1". O, "Mura del Molo". La vera "Porta Siberia", esiste ancora, ma è più anonima, e si trova più indietro, verso il centro storico. Ma ormai tutti, ma proprio tutti la conoscono così, e quindi... Io, più che far notare l'errore a Maps, che dubito cambierà il nome, non posso fare altro.
Alberto Cappato (21 months ago)
In questo periodo Poeta Siberia ospita un’interessante centro informazioni sull’avanzamento del cantiere del nuovo ponte di Genova
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