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Arco Etrusco

Via Ulisse Rocchi, Perugia, Italy
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2500 old remnant of past glory

traditions, art and history, reunification of different epochs and a lot of symbols in this... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Dimitar G
Sofia, Bulgaria
Old Italy

Arch pre-dating Roman habitation of this area. These people lived before the Roman republic, in... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Robin P
Perugia, Italy
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Via Ulisse Rocchi, Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

traditions, art and history, reunification of different epochs and a lot of symbols in this spectacular arch

Thank Dimitar G
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Arch pre-dating Roman habitation of this area. These people lived before the Roman republic, in fact their kings became the Roman kings, then got kick out(vive le republique!)

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Near old and beautiful Palazzo Gallenga (Foreign University) is possible to find maybe the most old Etruscan arch built in Italy, it's more than 2000 years old and still stays in perfect condition. Obviously this place is worth seeing.

Thank Leopardik
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Set at the bottom of steep slopes, this Etruscan gate has survived for well over 2000 years. It would have presented a formidable obstacle to any invader. Still in daily use, though only for a single lane of traffic, it inspires awe - such massive...More

Thank Geoff T
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Arco Etrusco is next to the Universita per Stranieri. I studied here 24 years ago and it was amazing to see it again after all these years!

Thank ECMOrlando_Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2016

When I visited, the Etruscan arch was under construction and covered in scaffoldings. But since it has been restored, I recommend travelling down that end of Perugia to check it out. Marvelous piece of history

Thank wheninperugia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

What an incredible sight it was to see the Etruscan Arch (Arco Etrusco), built in the later half of the third century BC. There are seven gates in the old city wall, but the Etruscan Arch is said to be the largest. Adjacent to the...More

1  Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The only Etruscan Arch still in use. Ancient history comes alive when you walk up the steep hill into the city center through this arch. When I lived in Perugia I walked through this every day on my way to and from university. Being near...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 27 March 2016

For some reason the wind seems to be channeled through it and out into the open space of Piazza Grimana. I try to imagine the impression it must have made on those coming up the hill from down in the Tiber Valley over two thousand...More

Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Arco Etrusco was a daily part of my life while I was in Perugia, given I studied at the Uni per Straniere, which is just next to the Arco. And still, it didn't cease to get my amazed every single time I threw a...More

Thank Ettore A
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