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Porta Pontecorvo (or Liviana) – Justina’s knees

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Porta Pontecorvo owes its name to the adjacent bridge of the same name, an ancient Roman work. According to legend, it was here that a young patrician woman was captured by Emperor Diocletian's soldiers and accused of having become a Christian, who became known as St Justina. It is said that when the Roman legionaries stopped her and recognised her as a Christian, she was asked to recant her faith. In response Justina knelt down and began to pray. As her knees met the stone, it became soft and her footprints remained on it. A shrine still commemorates the event.

Porta Pontecorvo (or Liviana) – Justina’s knees

Piazzale Pontecorvo, 31A, 35121 Padova PD, Italy

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