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Estueban wrote a review Jan 2020
Perugia, Italy2,685 contributions300 helpful votes
Awe inspiring building. One of the most iconic of Spello; it seems like time has never passed. Really a must-see attraction.
Date of experience: August 2019
PaulB wrote a review Sep 2018
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,098 contributions531 helpful votes
Porta Venere was erected in the Augustan age and included in a considerable number of buildings. The tower-gate complex has been the object of at least two restorations: in the years from ten to twenty, when many buildings of the Middle Ages were demolished, and again in the years 1940-1941. Porta Venere is closed on the sides by two towers called "Properzio" with a dodecagonal plan. Made typically of three arches, it is decorated with Doric pilasters, interposed between arches. In the upper part there is a trabeation along the entire length of the door, a unifying motif in the sign of a compositional harmony. It is also equipped with a cavaedium, a fortification building that provides a double door. The whole area on which the complex stands today was once full of other buildings whose remains can now be seen in the cellars of the houses that run along Via Torri di Properzio .…
Date of experience: July 2018
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m0nkeysaunt wrote a review May 2017
Spello, Italy14 contributions
Re built gate into the delightful city of Spello, tours available around the gate towers. But if you miss the tour you still have a great place to view.
Date of experience: May 2017
John-Paul S wrote a review Dec 2016
Yerevan142 contributions65 helpful votes
Such a wonderful town to walk around everything so perfectly preserved it is like walking through ancient history. Probably the most interesting town we have seen.
Date of experience: December 2016
Geoff T wrote a review Oct 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom308 contributions26 helpful votes
When restoring ancient ceramics, they ensure that any new parts are clearly different in colour/texture. However, this make-over of the twin towers seems to have been taken too far - they are immaculate, just like the day they were built. They are certainly impressive and photogenic, but hardly count as authentic historic features.…
Date of experience: September 2016