Arco Etrusco, Perugia

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The Etruscan Arch or Arch of Augustus is one of seven gates in the Etruscan wall of Perugia. It was constructed in the second half of the 3rd century BC and was restored by Augustus in 40 BC after his victory in the Perusine War. Representing the best surviving and most monumental of the Etruscan city gates it opens on to the cardo maximus of the city, corresponding to the modern Ulisse Rocchi Road.The arch consists of an attractive facade with a single archway and two trapezoidal towers. Above the arch (in two concentric rows) there is an ornate frieze of metopes with round shields and triglyphs; above this is another arch between two pilasters.On the internal face it is possible to read the inscription Augusta Perusia, which was the name of the city after the reconstruction of 40 BC; on the external face the inscription Colonia Vibia is inscribed, testimony to the ius coloniae received from Emperor Trebonianus Gallus (251-253).The loggia on the left tower is an addition from the 16th century, while the fountain at the bottom of the same tower was completed in 1621.In front of the arch is Palazzo Gallenga Stuart, seat of the University for Foreigners Perugia.
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  • Massive archway leading into the heart of old Perugia. Built by the Etruscans in the 3rd century B.C. this has stood the test of time. It is one of several archways that still remain in the city. It.....  more »
  • A massive ancient arch leading up to the very center of the city, a beautiful sight and a must-see when you are in Perugia. The Etruscans and Romans knew what they were doing.  more »
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  • Fascinating to see such an ancient monument still in perfect climbs. To think that at the time of Augustus he had already twenty-0 years ago come the chills
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  • Recently restored, if possible, it is even more beautiful and majestic. The recent roughing up of the Square also makes the view breathtaking.
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