Monday, December 15, 2008

Arco di Riccardo

The "Arco di Riccardo" is an Augustan gate built in the Roman walls in 33 A.D. It stands in Piazzetta Barbacan, in the narrow lanes of the old town.

The edifices which used to embrace the western abutment were demolished in 1913, and it has been visible ever since. The eastern abutment on the other hand is still walled up inside a modern building.

4 comments:

valeria said...

It's funny, I could show you Porta Leoni here in Verona: a roman arch enclosed in a XVIII building.

Tash said...

lovely and nicely preserved. Do you remember seeing the Golden Arch in Pula? I think it's of the same vintage.

Bolina Stretta said...

Interssantissimo l' accostamento tra il vecchio e il moderno.

L' arco, vecchio di secoli, e l operaio sull' impalcatura moderna co cuffie e probabilmente un cellulare in tasca...

Bella foto.

jill said...

Built in such a monumental year and visible today. Amazing.