Photographer's Note

The first of many pictures taken during a short enjoyable visit to the city of Bologna in September 2013.

This one features the Porta Galliera, which stands near the city's central railway station. It once formed part of the city fortifications close to the castle erected by Cardinal Bertrando del Poggetto between 1330 and 1333. The castle has long since disappeared as have the city walls, which were demolished in the early twentieth century leaving the gate isolated. It was finally renovated in 1926.

Between 2001 and 2003 further renovation works in the area revealed ruins from different periods of the city's history from the Middle Ages to the beginning of last century. These are now visible in a kind of open space archaeological park.

Bologna is the largest city and capital of Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, located in the heart of a metropolitan area officially recognized by the Italian government as a città metropolitana of about one million.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5902 W: 61 N: 16984] (76358)
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