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Arco Etrusco

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Address: 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 spectacular arch

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dimitar G
Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Dimitar G
Perugia, Italy
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
St. Petersburg, Russia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 flanking turrets, clearly built to impress as well as to defend the town.

Thank Geoff T
Orlando, Florida
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
Perugia, Italy
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Brisbane, Australia
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949 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 622 helpful votes
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 arch on either side are two trapezoidal towers, viewing this section of the wall from... More 

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Jacksonville, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 it still inspires awe.

Thank J S
Perugia, Italy
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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 years ago when it still had its heavy wooden doors.

Thank Cocciolino2015
Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 glance at this magnificent piece of Architecture!

Thank Ettore A

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