Porta Vescovo was the access to the east of Verona.
The name probably derives from the fact that the Bishop of Verona had some rights over duties for goods entering through this passage.
The present monument was done in Venice at the time, when the door was enlarged and equipped with the beautiful facade decorated with white stone.
The structure is that of the triumphal arch, picked up by many Roman models in the city, an important source of inspiration for Renaissance architects.
During the Austrian rule Porta Vescovo regulated the access to half the town controlled by the Habsburgs (the other half was in the hands of French), appointed by then and still today, Veronetta.
And under Austrian rule the Bishop gate was enlarged with the addition of the two side entrances that improve trafficability. Often the Austrians, as in the case of Porta Vescovo, proved to be respectfulness of the architectural style and aesthetics town, with changes trying to keep the original layout of the works.