SANMICHELI, Michele
(b. 1484, Verona, d. 1559, Verona)

Porta del Palio

1542-57
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Verona

The Porta del Palio is one of the main gates of Verona. This impressive structure was designed by the architect and engineer, Michele Sanmicheli. The gate has a triple archway which is decorated with many busts; these figures depict heroes of war which was a popular subject for such ornamentation.