Porta all'Arco

Porta all'Arco, Volterra

Porta all'Arco
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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marcin m
54 contributions
Transcendental
Jul 2021
Walking through the gate you can't stop thinking about all these people who had built it centuries ago. And then you think about the ancient Romans who would also walk through the same gate and think about all these people who had built it centuries before the Rome was even built!
Amazing transcendental experience.
Written August 6, 2021
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,644 contributions
nice gate
Jun 2021
maybe overrated, but still nice, this gate with an Etruscan/Roman history, built from different stones.
Written June 23, 2021
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Martin M
North Canton, OH12 contributions
Amazing Etruscan town filled with history.
Sep 2019
Don't pass up Volterra, the town is beautiful and the views from the city walls are worth the trip alone.
Written October 8, 2019
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enrixo
Volterra, Italy106 contributions
The most important monument of Volterra
Sep 2019
The Porta all'Arco was built by the Etruscans and appears to be one of the first examples of "arch" of the human civilization. This monument made it possible to understand the forces of the arch, and therefore the possibility of building more levels in height. The great Rome, arrived after the Etruscans, probably built its palaces using this methodology.
Written September 20, 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Awesome spectacle
May 2019
The best preserved Etruscan gateway in Italy dating from the 4th century. From here a pretty road winds its way uphill to the Piazza dei Priori. The area evidences a lot of Middle Ages mostly clustered around the main square. Its dominated by the oldest town hall in Italy. So much to see and do
Written September 7, 2019
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TrezzR
Toronto, Canada100 contributions
So cool
Aug 2019
So interesting to read the history of this and then seeing it in real life. So thankful to have witnessed this.
Written September 5, 2019
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Chris B
Houston, TX2,803 contributions
Just imagine!
May 2019 • Couples
Just imagine the generations of people who have passed through this gate! Looking through it reveals a beautiful view of the Tuscan countryside.
Written June 25, 2019
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blueberrybelle
United Kingdom149 contributions
Awesome
May 2019 • Friends
Very very old. Very big. Very nice colour of yellow on the massive stones. Can see through it onto the Tuscan countryside for a lovely photo
Written May 10, 2019
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Lucie M
Vancouver, Canada177 contributions
Even before the Romans...
Apr 2019 • Couples
To gaze at the humungous stones of this Porta and think of the Etruscan engineers that built it, really makes you realize the wonders of antiquity.
Written April 29, 2019
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NorCal-traveler08
Orangevale, CA1,789 contributions
Wow, really old
Sep 2018 • Couples
You literary are stepping back in time as you walk through this original arch to the city of Volterra. Beautiful and very well maintained.
Written January 21, 2019
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