• Volterra, Pisa, Tuscany
it en fr de es

logo

Cuartos

Cuartos

Restaurante

Restaurante

Wellness

Wellness

Meeting

Meeting

Solicitud de presupuesto en línea

Chiama subito +39 0588 85219




Park Hotel le Fonti
Via Di Fontecorrenti 8
56048 Volterra (Pi) Toscana
( Mostrar mapa )

Tel: +39 0588 85219
Fax: +39 0588 92728
E-mail: info@hotellefonti.com

qrcode


 
EVENTOS
foto SHORT CHAIN OF VOLTERRA CHRISTMAS MARKETS
ALREDEDORES
foto VOLTERRA - GUARNACCI ETRUSCAN MUSEUM
foto VOLTERRA - ROMAN THEATRE
foto VOLTERRA - PORTA ALL'ARCO

home > Alrededores


VOLTERRA - PORTA ALL'ARCO

The Porta all'Arco is the most famous Italian testimony of Etruscan arch and part of the walls of Volterra made in "panchino", a typical stone. It was built between the fourth and second centuries BC and was then inserted into the medieval walls of the thirteenth century, fortunately without suffering too many changes.  For this reason it is still stately as typical in the Etruscan style. The construction of the arch has been made with large tufa blocks stacked dry. On the external front stand out three heads carved in stone. The assumptions about their meaning are different, they could be simply lion heads or maybe they could represent  Jupiter and the two Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, or the three protectors of the city. Other assumptions are that represent sacrifices of human lives in the preservation of new  construction or that the three heads are connectable to the eastern custom of exposing the severed heads of enemy commanders on the walls of the cities as warning to anyone with  hostile intentions towards the city.


Reservar ahora

   [ Copyright | Privacy | Cookies | Tag Cloud | Site Map ]    [ Credits: Anyweb Consulting Pisa - Pisa Online | Network Hotelsweb.it | Web Marketing Alberghiero ]    powered by koinext