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Etruscan Arch

Via Ulisse Rocchi, 39, 06123 Perugia PG, Italy

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About Etruscan Arch

Etruscan Arch, also known as Arch Augustus which date back to the III Century B.C., built along the perimeter of the old Etruscan Wall, it was the most important entrance to the city. It is made of travertine, as most Etruscan buildings, extracted from the cave of Saint Sabina. The cubes were assembled without using any mortar. The arch is placed in the middle of two trapezoidal towers built using the same technique.



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Etruscan Well0.21km from Etruscan Arch

The Etruscan well, also known as "Pozzo Sorbello" from the name of the family that still owns the building that incorporates the structure, is located in Perugia, in the historic center of the city. Access to the underground space, currently open to the public as a museum, is given, at number 18 in Piazza Danti, by a covered passage that leads to the underground rooms of Palazzo .Sorbello

Piazza IV Novembre0.22km from Etruscan Arch

Piazza IV Novembre is located in the historic center of Perugia, and as Serafino Siepi wrote, "it is the most beautiful and most ancient square in the city, central to the same". The asymmetrical square opens up to the convergence of the five road axes that structure the medieval city and for its scenography, it has represented in every age the privileged place of urban functions: here the ancient forum was located and there are preserved monuments connected to the system urban planning of the E

Perugia Cathedral0.24km from Etruscan Arch

The Cathedral of San Lorenzo is the main religious building in Perugia , in Umbria . It is the metropolitan cathedral of the Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve. Formerly the seat of the bishops and archbishops of Perugia, it has been since 1986 the archiepiscopal seat of the Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve.

The Fontana Maggiore0.27km from Etruscan Arch

The centrepiece of Piazza IV Novembre, the delicate pink-and-white marble Fontana Maggiore was designed by Fra Bevignate and built by father-and-son team Nicola and Giovanni Pisano between 1275 and 1278. Some 50 bas-reliefs and 24 statues grace the two-tier polygonal basin, representing scenes from the Old Testament, the founding of Rome, the seven 'liberal arts', the signs of the zodiac, a griffin and a lion. The fountain inspired Jacopo di Grondalo for the construction of the fountain Sturina

National Gallery0.33km from Etruscan Arch

The National Gallery of Umbria is an Italian state museum located in the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia . It preserves the largest collection of Umbrian works of art and some of the most significant works of art in central Italy, from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century . It is owned by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities , which since 2014 has included it among the museum institutes with special autonomy.

Palazzo dei Priori0.34km from Etruscan Arch

The Palazzo dei Priori or Comunale is one of the best examples in Italy of the public Palace of the età Comunale (XI century). It is in the central Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia, Umbria. It was the seat of the city's government and was designed to express civic pride and represent Perugia's strength and grandeur. Started in 1293, it underwent three additions and was completed in 1443.

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The region of Umbria is in central Italy and is an attractive destination for a low-key, pleasant holiday.  It is one of the few Italian regions to have no coastline, and its countryside is green and fertile, much of it wooded and hilly. Umbria is often described as a walkers' paradise.