Climbing the (Medieval) walls in Florence

Last Saturday, October 27, 2018, I had the chance to join some urban trekkers and climb the Medieval walls in the Oltrarno.  We had as our goal, the Porta Romana, one of the remaining Medieval gates to the city.  When people wanted to go to Rome from Florence centuries ago, they left Firenze by this gate.

It must have been a welcoming site when returning to fair Firenze.  La Porta Romana told you you were home.

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The picture above shows the Porta Romana from outside the walls, looking into the city.  Our goal was to climb into the gate and see the room inside the very top of this picture.

First things first: we climbed up a metal stairway about 500 yards away from the gate and walked along the top of the walls.

 

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