Porta all'Arco
Porta all'Arco
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marcin m
76 contributions
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 6 August 2021
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,848 contributions
Jun 2021
maybe overrated, but still nice, this gate with an Etruscan/Roman history, built from different stones.
Written 23 June 2021
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Martin M
North Canton, OH12 contributions
Sept 2019
Don't pass up Volterra, the town is beautiful and the views from the city walls are worth the trip alone.
Written 8 October 2019
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enrixo
Volterra, Italy106 contributions
Sept 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 20 September 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
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 7 September 2019
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TrezzR
Toronto, Canada106 contributions
Aug 2019
So interesting to read the history of this and then seeing it in real life. So thankful to have witnessed this.
Written 5 September 2019
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Christine B
Houston, TX2,859 contributions
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 25 June 2019
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blueberrybelle
United Kingdom150 contributions
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 10 May 2019
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Lucie M
Vancouver, Canada212 contributions
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 29 April 2019
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NorCal-traveler08
Orangevale, CA1,922 contributions
Sept 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 21 January 2019
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